Why does Elon Musk think Cybertruck could fail?

Elon Musk reportedly told fans that the Cybertruck might fail, because its production design is the first of its kind and many people might not like it.

On Thursday, 15 July 2021, Tesla Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk said that there is a possibility that his company’s forthcoming Cybertruck will fail. Musk said that despite this possibility, he has no plans of changing the Cybertruck production design and will be keeping it as the “giant metal trapezoid” it is now.

According to the billionaire, the main reason for the failure could be that the Cybertruck is the first of its kind. Musk reportedly admitted that this might make many people dislike the production design, but added that despite this possibility, he loves it. Musk went on to say that most trucks look the same and, on the other hand, Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future.

Furthermore, Musk also shared that Tesla does not plan on putting door handles on the Cybertruck. The car will reportedly recognise you and open the door. He went on to remind fans that Tesla will reportedly be adding a four-wheel steering system to the Cybertruck, which will enable it to move diagonally in a straight line, as well as get into or out of tight spots easily.

Moreover, according to Musk, a four-wheel steering wheel is perfectly suited for agile handling and tight turns. Additionally, reports suggest that the four-wheel steering feature will make the Cybertruck a direct competitor with the GMC Hummer EV, which reportedly already has a crab mode feature.

Additionally, Musk said production design for the truck is the same as the show car, with only a few tweaks needed here and there. Musk reportedly reserved comment on the Tesla Cybersquad, an ATV product that was supposed to accompany the Cybertruck. Lastly, the company is expected to deliver a progress update on the Cybertruck and its second quarter results on Monday, 26 July 2021.