American tested Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup for bulletproofAugust 12, 2020
A harsh test drive was staged with a steel similar to the one from which they plan to make a pickup body. For testing, the tester used a firearm, as well as a knife, hammer and other tools at hand.
The Tesla Cybertruck electric pickup received the “armored” characteristic even during its first presentation. How strong the car body will be and decided to experimentally check the American Youtube blogger Bob Edwards.
It is not yet possible to test a real electric pickup truck, so sheets of steel were taken for tests, whose characteristics coincide as much as possible with the metal declared for Tesla Cybertruck. Recall that during the presentation of the novelty, Elon Musk said that the body of the electric car will be made of metal, which is used to create SpaceX rockets. It is a special 304 series steel.
The experiment was divided into several stages. To begin with, the American decided to check whether the steel could withstand shelling from different types of weapons: a 9-millimeter pistol and a 7.62 caliber rifle.
After that, keys and a knife were used. In the final, the steel sheet had to withstand a series of hammer blows. How successfully the metal coped with such tough pressure is shown in the video.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews said that Tesla is looking for a specialist who can be entrusted with the development of spacecraft design. The new vacancy indicates that the American electric car manufacturer is going to work more closely with SpaceX.
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