By George Stephens •
Published: 23 Nov 2019 • 14:27
Tesla boss Elon Musk saw more than three-quarters of a billion dollars wiped off his fortune after a botched launch of his latest electric vehicle.
Shares in the firm slid following the bungled unveiling of the pickup truck, which had its supposedly unbreakable window glass shatter twice during a demo!
As we reported yesterday the demonstration was a complete flop.
The flopped stunt came after Mr Musk had bragged up about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned Cybertruck which was brought on stage amid flashing lights lasers and flames.
“You want a truck that’s really tough, not fake tough.
“You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won’t scratch, doesn’t dent.” Musk bragged!
To prove it he then ordered a Tesla employee to strike the door with a sledgehammer, resulting in no damage.
But then they threw a metal ball at the driver’s side window and it splintered, Mr Musk said: “Oh my f****** God.”
That brag has certainly shattered his bank balance!
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