On the Third Row Tesla podcast last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that at first, he had his doubts about the company’s recently announced Cybertruck, an electric pickup with an extremely divisive design.
“I wasn’t sure if nobody would buy it or if a lot of people would buy it,” Musk said, referring to the truck’s November debut date, on the podcast, as quoted by CNBC.
“I told the team, ‘Listen, if nobody wants to buy this, we could always make one that looks like the other trucks,'” he continued. “Like ‘OK, that was a weird failure, but now we’ll make one that looks like the others.'”
Most Badass Truck
According to the tech billionaire, the idea was to shock audiences with a bold new design.
“A lot of reasons why people buy pickup trucks in the U.S. is because it’s the most badass truck,” he said on the podcast. “Which one’s the toughest truck? What’s tougher than a truck? A tank. A tank from the future.”
Musk has been obsessing over the truck for a number of years now.
“It’s gonna be awesome, it’s gonna be amazing,” Musk swooned on a 2018 interview with Recode. “This will be heart-stopping. It stops my heart. It’s like, oh, it’s great.”
The truck is set to go into production starting in late 2021 and will start at $39,900.
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