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Tesla tested Cybertruck for bulletproofness - Photo

Tesla tested Cybertruck for bulletproofness - Photo Tesla shot the Cybertruck with an assault rifle (Photo: The New York Times)

According to the dedicated electric vehicle and sustainable energy website Electrek, Tesla conducted an experiment testing the bullet resistance of its new electric pickup, the Cybertruck, using a Thompson submachine gun, also known as the "Tommy gun," to Electrek, a website dedicated to electric transport and sustainable energy.

Per the manufacturer's claims, the Cybertruck features an almost impenetrable exoskeleton made of ultra-hard cold-rolled stainless steel 30X and armored glass. Recently, users spotted a Cybertruck on the streets of San Francisco with damage on the left side, where the ultra-hard steel on the passenger and driver doors showed traces of gunfire.

Tesla tested Cybertruck for bulletproofness - Photo

Cybertruck after bulletproof testing (photo: Electrek)

Previous tests demonstrated that the steel used for the Cybertruck's body withstands hammer blows and 9mm gunshots. This material is also utilized in the construction of SpaceX's Starship spacecraft.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, commented on the incident on social media, confirming that they indeed shot at the Cybertruck with an automatic rifle. He mentioned that the bullets did not penetrate the cabin, and Tesla might soon release a video with various tests, including shooting with the Thompson submachine gun.
Despite this, experts argue that the testing likely focused on the steel body panels rather than the windows, indicating Tesla's serious approach to ensuring a certain level of bullet resistance for the Cybertruck.