By: Nick Gambino
The Tesla Cybertruck is what you get when you cross an electric pickup with 80s-level cocaine. The much-talked-about EV truck is in the news thanks to certain comments made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
“To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else,” Musk said in a tweet. “I don’t care. I love it so much even if others don’t. Other trucks look like copies of the same thing, but Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future.”
To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else.
I don’t care. I love it so much even if others don’t.
Other trucks look like copies of the same thing, but Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2021
This was in response to an article which called the Cybertruck “a one-off Hot Wheels toy come to life.” The thing is, who doesn’t love Hot Wheels. They’re cool, they’re fun, they’re youthful. Listen, I’m not saying the Cybertruck is my cup of tea. I probably wouldn’t buy one for myself, but there’s no mistaking one of those beasts if you see it on the road. Musk is right, it looks like nothing else.
The article from The Truth About Cars essentially predicts the truck will flop upon release. This opinion doesn’t take into account the fact that there are already 1 million reservations for the Cybertruck, showing there is a demand for the EV.
Looks aside, if the Tesla truck delivers functionally, as every other Tesla vehicle has, than I don’t think they have to worry about the competition. Musk’s company has left other auto makers in the dust, essentially cornering the EV market like it was on rails.
Musk is an innovator. People like that are needles in haystacks the size of Mars. They don’t push us forward by following the pack over the cliff. They branch out with new, bold ideas. This is how we get to Mars. This is how we stop abusing our planet for oil. This is how we preserve our spot as a dominant species, not just on this world but across the universe.
I say, let the Cybertruck hit the market later this year and see what kind of numbers it does and how the consumer reacts to it. Opinion articles on whether or not it’s going to flop should mean as much to us as gas to Tesla.