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Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck glass demo fail helped electric truck get attention

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Last week, during a Q&A with the Hack Club, an organization promoting computer programming in high schools, Elon Musk was asked about what he thought when the Cybertruck's window broke during it's debut.

Musk says he thinks that a corner of the glass cracked when they hit the Cybertruck with the sledgehammer. But he later added that it did help promote the truck, despite the broken glass.

The CEO answered:

Both Franz and I have thrown the ball at the window before the event. So it was quite shocking that it didn’t work at the time.

Musk explained what he thinks happened:

What I think happened is that when Franz used the sledgehammer on the door, I think we probably cracked one corner and that’s probably what led the steel ball cracking the window instead of just bouncing off, like when we were practicing.

The CEO then elaborated about what went through his mind:

Well, if the first window didn’t work, don’t worry, the second window will definitely work. We were meant to use the window on the other side. That was a bit startling.

Musk added that the fact that the fail attracted a lot of attention made it not so bad:

It got a lot of attention so I guess it wasn’t that bad. We could always repeat it again.

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Musk talked about the Cybertruck's window breaking on the Joe Rogan podcast.

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