The Tesla Cybertruck is lastly approaching its long-awaited supply date, however Elon Musk isn’t completed throwing round ridiculous claims concerning the insanely polarizing electrical pickup. In a latest assertion, Musk mentioned the truck’s exterior shell is “almost impenetrable” and that each element is designed for “superior power and endurance.” Whereas that’s not precisely information concerning the truck, Musk’s response to a publish on X is, as he famous that the automaker may provide an non-compulsory coating that may resist scratches towards every little thing beneath diamond hardness.
Musk responded to a publish on X/Twitter stating that individuals who attempt to key a Cybertruck would spoil their keys. He mentioned Tesla is contemplating providing an non-compulsory tungsten carbide coating, which has a Mohs hardness ranking between 9 and 9.5 – second to diamonds’ hardness.
Whereas this sounds loopy, Tesla house owners have lengthy had points with individuals keying their automobiles due to hate directed in direction of Elon. Tesla automobiles have Sentry Mode, which makes use of exterior cameras to seize exercise round them, however the coating may present an additional layer of safety for the costly EVs.
Scratching could seem to be a notable concern for Cybertruck house owners, however the truck’s angular development and chrome steel physique shell will seemingly current bigger points. We’ve seen a number of spy photographs of vehicles with awkwardly misaligned panel gaps and dented bodywork, and that’s earlier than Tesla makes an attempt mass manufacturing of the futuristic EVs. There’s additionally the problem of dust, as latest photographs of the Cybertruck present handprints and different smudges on its bodywork, not not like the entrance of a stainless-steel fridge after being attacked by a herd of youngsters searching for snacks.
In fact, Tesla doesn’t have a PR division, so there’s no option to affirm whether or not the coating is actual. Both method, we don’t have for much longer to attend to seek out out about this and different loopy options, because the automaker is anticipated to carry an occasion to have fun the beginning of buyer deliveries.