Before Elon Musk introduced the new Tesla Cybertruck, he promised the world on Twitter that it would be like a military armored personnel carrier.
Cybertruck doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen bouncing around the Internet. It’s closer to an armored personnel carrier from the future.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2019
For consumers accustomed to a streamlined car, the Cybertruck form really initially seems very unusual. Elon Musk explained on Twitter that Cybertruck uses a planar design because the body is made of heavy-duty cold-rolled stainless steel, which is 30 times stronger than ordinary sheet metal.
Reason Cybertruck is so planar is that you can’t stamp ultra-hard 30X steel, because it breaks the stamping press— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019
To demonstrate the strength of the body, Franz von Holzhausen hit the sledgehammer several times on Cybertruck's door.
The truck body is made of the same alloy, which, according to Tesla, was used on spacecrafts. Therefore, on the door, from a severe blow, there was not even a scratch.
In addition to this, Cybertruck passengers are protected by Armor Glass. For those of you who will now say: “Glass broke during the demonstration,” I will answer.
Firstly, from the impact of the sledgehammer on the door, the base of the glass cracked, which subsequently affected its strength. Secondly, let's see what bulletproof glass is and what its main properties are.
Ordinary glass shatters into fragments from one strong blow. Bulletproof glass is designed to withstand one or more bursts of bullets/blows depending on the thickness of the glass and the weapon/object, from which it is shot/hit and not to let the bullet/heavy object inside. And this means that bulletproof glass can crack, but its main task is to keep a bullet/heavy object from getting inside.
That is what we saw at the demonstration. The glass cracked, but the steel ball bounced off the glass and did not hit inside Cybertruck.
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Cybertruck boasts many stunning specifications: the most expensive version should have a maximum range of 500 miles, the ability to tow 14,000 pounds and accelerate from 0 to 60 miles in 2.9 seconds. Elon Musk also promised that the truck has unprecedented invulnerability. “You want a truck that’s really tough, not fake tough,” he told the audience.
I think that the advent of Cybertruck, the current police cars should be completely replaced. The reason is very simple. Where else can you find a bulletproof SUV that accelerates faster than a Porsche 911?
Where else can you find a bulletproof SUV that accelerates faster than the Porsche 911 and can easily pull 14,000 pounds of weight?
In fact, all these characteristics impress not only ordinary people, but also real professionals.
Official account of Kansas Highway Patrol PIO serving North Central Kansas posted a few tweets in which expressed its interest in using Cybertruck for official purposes.
Hear me out....#Cybertruck patrol vehicle 🚔 ?!#SignMeUp— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) November 24, 2019
Lets make it happen! 😀— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) November 25, 2019
Look out #DistractedDriver and #ImpairedDrivers ! https://t.co/PMThI02qMH
The Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) is a law-enforcement agency that serves the U.S. state of Kansas. While the patrol's primary focus is maintaining the safety of State, Federal and Interstate highways, it also is charged with providing support for rural and small municipal police departments when tactical, aerial or other specialized services are needed. The Kansas Highway Patrol has statewide jurisdiction, and frequently assists other agencies with emergency calls for service ranging from accidents to fights in progress.
In fact, Tesla Cybertruck is the perfect car for cops. Robust bulletproof body, bulletproof glass, 6 seats, large payload capacity, the ability to carry bulk cargo, super-fast acceleration and a formidable look. This beast is the perfect combination of the best features.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.