More details on Tesla, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA ) Cybertruck continues to be released, and the company is posting yet another video of its highly anticipated vehicle.
What happened: On Saturday, Tesla’s Twitter account shared a video of a crash test of the Cybertruck. The 37-second clip shows a Cybertruck speeding past a group of stunned onlookers gaping at it from behind the windows. The vehicle is shown when it stops before crashing into the obstacle. The irony is that the crash, which is central to a crash test, does not occur until the end of the video.
Twitter users flooded Tesla with comments that reflected a range of emotions.
One user said: “Just like the truck! It’s never coming,” apparently taking a shot at Tesla for inordinately delaying its launch (the Cybertruck, first announced in November 2019, has yet to see the light of day).
Another wrote: “I feel bad for the walls crashing into this bulletproof beast” – referring to Tesla’s CEO Elon Muskits claim that the Cybertruck is bulletproof. However, reports have noted that only the windows, and not the body itself, of the electric pickup truck are apparently bulletproof.
On Saturday, a Tesla influencer who went by the Twitter handle $ICannot_Enough also shared another video of the Cybertruck’s crash test, saying “That’s all the footage that survived the crash.”
In response, one Twitter user said: “That’s a pretty cool new take on Cybertruck.”
Why it’s important: A Cybertruck enthusiast shared a video of Tesla testing a prototype’s steering this week. Musk commented that the Cybertruck’s turn was perhaps better than that of the Model Y.
The billionaire has previously called the Cybertruck “epic”, while Tesla fans see the launch of the electric pickup as the company’s “iPhone moment”.
Cybertruck is expected to give Tesla’s vehicle volume a boost. While Wall Street estimates 92,000 units for 2024, actual deliveries could be in the order of 200,000 units, adding $0.40 per share in incremental earnings per share, according to Future Funds Gary Black.
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