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Elon Musk admitted during an appearance on the Third Row Tesla podcast.

"I wasn’t sure if nobody would buy it or if a lot of people would buy it," he said.

"I told the team, ‘Listen, if nobody wants to buy this, we could always make one that looks like the other trucks,'" continued Musk. "Like ‘OK, that was a weird failure, but now we’ll make one that looks like the others."

According to Musk, his intentions were to shock audiences with his bold and brash design. "A lot of reasons why people buy pickup trucks in the U.S. is because it’s the most badass truck. Which one’s the toughest truck? What’s tougher than a truck? A tank. A tank from the future."

I really appreciate the honesty from Musk, the Cybertruck is/was a huge risk for Tesla. I would've been surprised if he went on and said that he always knew it would be a success or something like that.

 

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Its all a PR stunt to me.

Why?
Look at pickup truck sales globally. Its been increasing, not only that but the Cybertruck works in many other major things that are next for the industry. Its a simple calculated move. Much like what other pickup truck makers are about to do.

Except, the Cybertruck will appeal to a younger crowd.
 

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Its all a PR stunt to me.

Why?
Look at pickup truck sales globally. Its been increasing, not only that but the Cybertruck works in many other major things that are next for the industry. Its a simple calculated move. Much like what other pickup truck makers are about to do.

Except, the Cybertruck will appeal to a younger crowd.
When you say the Cybertruck works "works in many other major things that are next for the industry" is there something specific you're referring to? Like the design, the fact that it's an electric truck, or with all new tech Tesla is developing with the autopilot?
 
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