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Elon Musk: Tesla Is Making An “Armored Personnel Carrier”

October 14th 19__Jon Christian__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
Elon Musk via Twitter

Cybertruck

Mercurial Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a rare update on the company’s in-development pickup truck Sunday night, tweeting that the forthcoming vehicle will be “closer to an armored personnel carrier from the future” than any images we’ve seen publicly.

Musk also gave the truck, a new name: the “Cybertruck.”

Heart Stopper

A terrific explainer by Electrek dives into the history of the Tesla pickup — or, er, the Cybertruck. The vehicle has often seemed like something of a pet project for Musk, who’s previously hyped it as having a “really futuristic-like cyberpunk, ‘Blade Runner’ design.

“This will be heart-stopping,” he gushed to Recode in November 2018. “It stops my heart. It’s like, oh, it’s great.”

Close Read

As with all things related to Musk, though, it’s important to interpret the CEO’s latest comments through a hazy lens of eccentricity, self-promotion, and online humor.

Case in point: In the same Twitter thread where he called the Tesla pickup an “armored personnel carrier,” Musk dropped a brutal self-own about his own sex life.

READ MORE: Elon Musk: Tesla Pickup looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future’ [Electrek]

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