Elon Musk may have been busy in court defending himself against defamation charges on Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean the Tesla Chief Executive didn’t have enough time to get on Twitter and talk, briefly, about the Cybertruck.
In case you missed it, Musk has been sued for defamation of character in regards to calling British cave diver Vern Unsworth “pedo guy” in a 2018 tweet that came about due to Unsworth’s role in rescuing 12 boys from a soccer team, and their coach, from cave that flooded in Thailand last year. The trial is taking place in Los Angeles.
But, if anyone knows anything about Musk, it’s that he loves himself some Twitter. Musk uses the social-media platform to put out jokes, make snarky comments, and promote almost anything about Tesla. For example, in less than two weeks since Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Cybertruck, Musk has taken to Twitter several times to tout the number of orders Tesla has received for the Cybertruck, say he’s willing to put the Cybertruck up to a tug-of-war challenge with a Ford F-150 pickup, and explain just why the Cybertruck’s windows shattered when they were struck by a steel ball at the vehicle’s Nov. 21 debut.
With all of its sharp angles, and a look that resembles a Stealth fighter jet, the Cybertruck looks unlike any other truck on the market. (Tesla says the Cybertruck won’t begin shipping until late 2021.) And that look has led some industry watchers to question just how practical the Cybertruck might be for contractors, carpenters and other tradespeople who use their trucks not as a social statement, but as a means of getting their work done.
Well, Musk went on Twitter to try to assuage concerns that the Cybertruck might not be practical for carrying something as large, awkward, and heavy as a four-by-eight-foot sheet of plywood. Twitter user Ron Pomeroy asked Musk if he would be able to transport a standard-size sheet of cardboard in the Cybertruck, and if Tesla could add a flip stop to the Cybertruck’s tailgate that would raise up to help secure cargo in the truck’s bed.
Musk, was direct, and brief with his reply.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2019
“Yes,” was Musk’s one-word answer.
And for a devoted fanbase that includes almost 30 million Twitter followers, one word from Musk might be all they need.
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