A popular YouTuber, known for destructive testing of electronics, recently subjected the Tesla Cybertruck to rigorous testing to assess the durability of its windows, following a memorable mishap during its initial presentation.
In 2019, during a Tesla Cybertruck presentation, CEO Elon Musk faced an embarrassing moment when the vehicle's supposedly “armored” glass shattered under the impact of steel balls during an endurance test. The incident, witnessed by a large audience, drew attention to the truck's vulnerability.
TechRax, renowned for his rigorous testing methods involving hammering, cutting, and vehicular crushing of electronic devices, returned to his YouTube channel after a hiatus to test the Cybertruck's window resilience. Using a baseball and a steel ball comparable in size to a ping-pong ball, he aimed to assess the truck's ability to withstand impacts.
Elon Musk's 2019 demonstration, where two small steel balls caused significant cracks in the Cybertruck's windows, was a backdrop to TechRax's experiment. However, during an official delivery event in November 2023, a baseball thrown at the windscreen proved successful.
In TechRax's recent video, both a baseball and a heavier steel ball were thrown at the Cybertruck's windows multiple times. Surprisingly, the glass remained intact without any damage, marking a departure from his usual destructive outcomes.
The experiment's results offer insights into the Cybertruck's improved window resilience since its earlier mishap, suggesting advancements in its design or materials.