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Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk’s Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

By Wang Lei Chumen

Musk’s two major hobbies: are smoking and drinking. (no perm)

This was confirmed again in the latest interview, where he even ordered a pizza in the middle of the interview.

Recently, Musk appeared on the “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast for the fourth time, recreating many classic scenes with host Joe Rogan.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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For example, when smoking marijuana, which was controversial before, this time Musk held a cigar in his right hand, taking a sip from time to time, and a glass of whiskey in his left hand to celebrate Halloween with Logan.

Of course, during the three-hour interview, Musk still talked about a lot of interesting things, and even more about the upcoming pure electric pickup truck Cybertruck.

A key piece of information is that the Cybertruck is not only bulletproof but also arrowproof.

01. One dollar bet

Celebrities from almost all walks of life across the United States, from business to politics to entertainment, have been guests on Rogen’s show.

This is also the fourth time Musk has participated in Rogan’s interview. The most famous one before was in 2018 when Musk smoked marijuana and chatted on the show.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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In addition to smoking, drinking and eating pizza this time, the focus of Musk and Rogan’s exchanges was on Cybertruck. During the discussion about Cybertruck’s performance, weight and all-metal structure, Musk said that Cybertruck has bulletproof properties.

But Rogan believes that although the Cybertruck is bulletproof, it cannot protect against bows and arrows.

“Can I try it with a bow and arrow?”

“Okay, it’s okay.”

Musk is very confident that Logan’s bow and arrow will not cause damage to the Cybertruck, but has not done any testing before.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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Logan: I bet I can put an arrow in there.

Musk: I bet you no chance. I’ll bet you a dollar.

Rogan selected an 80-pound compound bow and 525-grain arrows with broadhead arrows, and the two men left the studio and conducted the test in Rogan’s garage.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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You know, an 80-pound compound bow is very powerful and can easily penetrate the bodies of some small and medium-sized animals. It can also be used to hunt black bears weighing hundreds of kilograms. In a way, it’s more powerful than a bullet.

So Musk also half-joked, saying that maybe he would drive home tonight with a Cybertruck with an arrow stuck in the door.

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Then Logan first cocked the bow, then drew the arrow, took aim, and shot it at close range at the back door of the Cybertruck at a speed of about 275 feet per second.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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When the arrow came into contact with the Cybertruck, the huge impact force directly caused sparks. Musk was watching all this happening nearby, with a wine glass in his left hand and a cigar in his right hand.

However, this steel arrow only left a small dent in the door and was not embedded in the door. The arrow that was shot out was exploded and the arrowhead was flattened, barely damaging the Cybertruck .

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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As a result, Musk, the world’s richest man, has one more dollar in his assets.

Back in the studio, Rogen said, “It’s impressive, it’s amazing!”

In fact, not long ago, Tesla also conducted a bulletproof test on the Cybertruck. Musk revealed that they used a Thompson submachine gun to shoot at the Cybertruck’s door during a test, but no bullets penetrated the door.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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Musk also said more than once in the interview with Rogan that the Cybertruck is very sturdy. It is reported that upon delivery, Tesla will release a “cool” video: emptying the entire magazine of the Thompson submachine gun, just like the American gangster Al Capone did.

Why does a pickup truck need so-called bulletproof capabilities?

Rogan asked Musk, just for fun? Or cooler? Or because you can?

Musk’s response: ” Pickups are supposed to be tough, right? So is your pickup bulletproof?”

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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Musk seems to be paranoid about bulletproofing. He believes that if the pickup truck is not strong enough, it will not be able to stop bullets like in the movie, because ordinary trucks are made of very thin mild steel.

But Cybertruck can. Musk also gave Cybertruck the title of ” Best Doomsday Technology Product. “

The Cybertruck uses materials such as ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel structure and Tesla Armor Glass. The ultra-hard outer shell of the body frame helps resist dents, damage and long-term corrosion.

However, Musk revealed that during their bulletproof test, the bullet did not penetrate the car door, leaving only cratered bullet marks. However, some analysts pointed out that Tesla’s test does not prove that the Cybertruck is truly bulletproof because the bullets they used were lower-velocity pistol bullets rather than the more penetrating AK47 rifle bullets.

However, Musk revealed in the podcast that test videos of shotgun, 9mm, .45mm and other bullets will be released at the delivery ceremony at the end of November.

02.  It has beast mode and can be equipped with bulletproof glass.

Throughout the interview, Musk also “accidentally” revealed many other details about Cybertruck.

When Musk talked about his Cybertrcuk being “invulnerable” in a literal sense, the host seemed to recall the field test when the car was first released – the staff easily smashed the car with an iron ball. Window————The only thing that is not bulletproof is the glass.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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Musk immediately retorted, saying that the glass can also be bulletproof, “As long as you want, you can make anything in the car bulletproof.”

However, he added a “but” after he finished speaking. Musk said that the glass must first be very thick to be bulletproof, which also means that this special glass will sacrifice practicality.

For example, if you choose this kind of bulletproof thick glass, the car window will not be able to rise and fall normally, and the entire glass will be fixed.

If you choose this kind of glass, you will not be able to open the window to get food while parking. Of course, it will also be difficult to pay when passing the expressway toll station. You must open the door.

In addition, in this podcast, Cybertruck, which has been delayed for four years, finally confirmed the time for the first batch of deliveries. Musk said the first deliveries will be made by the end of November.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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In fact, a few days ago, Musk announced on his X platform that Tesla plans to hold a Cybertruck delivery event at the Gigabit Factory in Austin on November 30.

It has not yet been revealed how many units will be delivered because the mass production of Cybertruck is not expected to actually start until 2024, which also means that the first batch of deliveries is only a symbolic minority.

After talking about the delivery date, Musk once again emphasized the difficulty of producing Cybertruck: ” The most difficult part of this car is the manufacturing part, not the car design.” When talking about this, he suddenly became serious and then sighed. tone.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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Musk rarely poured cold water on shareholders in a conference call a few days ago, saying that developing Cybertruck is digging his own grave because “it’s difficult to bring this rare and special product to the market and achieve mass production.” produce and make a fortune.”

If you want to make a car affordable for everyone, it must be mass-produced, so everything must be made efficiently, such as individual casting machines, various stamping machines, machines for processing glass, wheels and tires, motors, battery packs, etc. The series of hardware, chips and software must also be adapted.

In Musk’s words, “Large-scale manufacturing is 1,000 times more difficult than making prototypes .” Moreover, to make cars affordable to more people, it is also necessary to reduce the production cost of cars, which is more difficult than achieving mass production.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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For Cybertruck, Musk said the difficulty of manufacturing is directly proportional to the number of new technologies in the car.

Considering that the entire car uses stainless steel, a special material, this does bring quite a technical challenge to Tesla’s engineering team.

Previously, overseas media broke the news that Outokumpu, one of Tesla’s suppliers, was too heavy due to its stainless steel body, which affected the vehicle’s battery life and ultimately led to repeated delays in delivery. In order to reduce the weight of the vehicle, the engineering team had to give up the use of bulletproof Glass.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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In addition, Musk also mentioned that the height of the Cybertruck’s body is variable. It will not be like other pickup trucks. There is a huge differential under the rear axle, which affects the passability to a certain extent. However, the underside of the Cybertruck’s wheels is completely flat.

Earlier, Tesla had stated that they had the capacity to produce more than 125,000 Cybertrucks per year, and now Musk said in the podcast that this number may increase to 200,000 vehicles by 2025.

But this number is lower than the 250,000-unit production capacity he mentioned on the third-quarter earnings call a few days ago.

Smoking Cigars, Drinking Hard Liquor, Musk's Latest Interview Was Complete, And He Even Tested A Pickup Truck With A Compound Bow

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In response to a question about the weight of the pickup, Musk said that the electric pickup will weigh between 6,000 and 7,000 pounds (2,721 and 3,175 kilograms) depending on different configuration options.

Musk also revealed that Cybertruck will have a beast mode, in which the acceleration time from 0 to 60 miles (about 96 kilometres) will be controlled within 3 seconds.

The big guy weighing three tons and 5.8 meters long can accelerate from 100 kilometers to 100 kilometers in 3 seconds, which is really violent.

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