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Elon Musk says mini Cybertruck for Europe’s roads ‘highly likely’

Tesla’s Cybertruck stretches 19 feet and spans six feet across, making it a tight squeeze for many roads around the world.

CEO Elon Musk responded to a tweet addressing the issue stating a smaller version is ‘highly likely down the road.’

Another Twitter user brought up the point that ‘reducing width is more important than length,’ which Musk simply replied to with ‘true.’

The downsize would appeal to drivers in Europe due to more regulations around road width and emissions.

Musk unveiled the Cybertruck November 2019, which looks like an armored vehicle with angular sides.

The billionaire and Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen took the stage to prove the glass was ‘shatterproof’ by throwing a metal ball at close range.

Musk was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when the glass smashed.

Musk appeared confused and asked Holzhausen to try another window, which also promptly smashed, but Musk pointed out it ‘didn’t go through’ the glass.

‘Ah not bad,’ the CEO added to laughs from the audience. ‘There’s room for improvement.’

‘We threw wrenches, we threw everything, we even literally threw the kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break,’ he said about testing the strength of the windows. ‘For some weird reason it broke now, I don’t know why.

‘We’ll fix it in post.’

Musk then took to Twitter to explain why the windows of his Cybertruck embarrassingly broke during a failed strength test at its launch event.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo.

The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien.”You want to have these things that inspire people and feels different,’ Musk said on the podcast. ‘Everything else is the same, like variations on the same theme.’

Musk has boasted the vehicle has more than 250,000 pre-orders and noted in an earnings call ‘we’ve never seen this level of demand’.

‘A few months ago we revealed the Cybertruck and that went viral,’ he said during the call.

Tesla is set to roll out the vehicle in the US first and noted that it could develop a more traditional pickup truck if sales flop.

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