Technology Elon Musk's Tesla Cybertruck drives snarky Lego response
Tesla will reveal its 'cyberpunk' electric pickup on November 21st
If you've been eager to cast your eyes on Tesla's pickup truck, you won't have to wait too much longer. CEO Elon Musk says the automaker will reveal its Cybertruck at a Los Angeles event November 21st. Cybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 6, 2019 Musk talked up the truck at Tesla's annual shareholders meeting in June. He suggested that Ford's F-150, which Musk called a "great truck," is aCybertruck unveil on Nov 21 in LA near SpaceX rocket factory
If you like angular vehicles, Lego Australia has you covered with its new Cybertruck competitor.
Elon Musk's with much fanfare last week, but it has some issues. It's not available yet. It costs just under $40,000 for the cheapest version. Its supposedly can be shattered. Perhaps you would like to go the more economical route and embrace Lego's version instead.
Lego Australia shared its vision for aon Tuesday. "The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof," the toy company wrote.
Watch Tesla's 'Cybertruck' unveiling at 11 PM ET
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has put the F-150 squarely in his company's sights, and tonight we'll find out how close it can get with a new "Cybertruck." In a tweet earlier today the exec referenced his 2012 goal of "a Tesla supertruck with crazy torque, dynamic air suspension and corners like its on rails." At a shareholder's meeting earlier this year Musk said the truck will "look like it came out of a sci-fi movie" and the run up to its unveiling has been heavy on Blade Runner references. What does that all add up to? We'll find out shortly -- check out the livestream right here.Cybertruck Unveil livestream starts at 8pm https://t.co/BhTBgNqeWQpic.
Lego's Cybertruck snark attack features a glowingly photographed Lego brick sitting on a four-wheeled platform. It's simple. It's cheap. You can build one for yourself.
Just don't try to pit your Lego truck in a tug-of-war test. The plastic-brick-on-wheels can repel bare feet with ease, but it doesn't have much in the way of torque or towing capacity.
Tesla surprised with quarterly profit
For company founder Elon Musk, it is a triumph: In the third quarter, Tesla has written contrary to all expectations black. The shareholders reacted enthusiastically - and are looking forward to further major projects.
It was a $ 143 million surprise: the profit was so high in the third quarter of this year. This was announced by the company from the Palo Alto, California after the US market close. Tesla boss Elon Musk had always promised his shareholders that it would happen - but analysts and investors remained very skeptical given the high expansion cost that they could actually deliver on that promise.
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The euphoria was accordingly high following the release of the latest results. The Tesla share gained up to 20 percent in value on the stock market.water in the wine
The triumph fades on closer inspection: Tesla's result was positive, but still 54 percent lower than a year ago.
In addition, Tesla's revenues fell sharply. Despite a record of 97,000 cars delivered, sales fell 8 percent to $ 6.3 billion. This is the first time since 2012 that Tesla's revenues have declined year-on-year.
The fact that the group nevertheless made a profit, was because Musk this time operated a little more sparingly. Tesla emphasized that operating expenses in the past quarter were as low as ever since the launch of hopes for Model 3 in 2017.New large-scale projects cost money
Whether this cost control will last long in the face of Musk's ambitious and complex goals, however, is another matter. Tesla's next major projects are already in full swing.
Musk announced that the construction of a factory in China is proceeding faster than planned and that the E-SUV Model Y is expected to go into mass production by the summer of 2020. This will probably appeal to investors. In addition, Musk was in the letter to the shareholders "highly confident" that Tesla 2019 will achieve its self-imposed annual target of more than 360,000 vehicles sold.turn made?
experts believe that the current annual report will be a turning point from the perspective of investors. Tesla has been on the stock exchange for some time a difficult position. The share has fallen since the beginning of the year by 24 percent, although the market is overall clearly in the plus. But after the first quarter without a loss in the current year Musk can at least temporarily trump.
The Letter to Shareholders also mentions "fundamental progress in our operational efficiency": despite lower prices by far the best-selling and most favorable Tesla Model 3, profit margins have improved.
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Elon Musk tells Ford VP 'bring it on' in F-150 vs. Cybertruck battle .
At the unveiling of Tesla's Cybertruck, Elon Musk showed off a video of the low-polygon-count pickup defeating an F-150 in a tug of war. Since then, many have complained it wasn't a good comparison, since the presumable AWD Cybertruck appeared to face off against a RWD Ford with nothing in the bed to help its tires get grip, and took off first. Cybertruck pulls F-150 uphill pic.twitter.com/OfaqUkrDI3 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019 Ford X vice president Sunny Madra responded by trying to jump the pre-order line and asking for a Cybertruck so his company could do its own comparison, which Musk has responded to by saying "bring it on.