Tesla CEO Elon Musk has once again gone on dude-bro legend Joe Rogan’s podcast to drink whisky, spout outlandish conspiracy theories about the world around him and lie about the definitely-upcoming Cybertruck.
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Amidst his rants about the “woke mind virus,” saying George Soros hates humanity and claiming that people put on ventilators for Covid 19 were actually killed by the ventilators and not the virus, Musk found time in the two-hour and 41-minute interview to talk about the Cybertruck, according to the Daily Mail. No, there was no way I’d be listening to this whole thing. Specifically, he brought up just how many Tesla intends to build.
Musk told Rogan that Tesla is apparently aiming to build 200,000 Cybertrucks per year. That’s up a hell of a lot from the capacity of 125,000 Cybertrucks the company had earlier mentioned, according to Reuters. Apparently, Musk said there was the potential to lift that number to a quarter million by 2025. Good lord, those are some goals.
Deliveries of the truck, which is running years behind schedule, are supposed to begin on November 30. There’s no word on how Tesla is going to scale up production so quickly, especially because Musk reiterated to Rogan just how hard it was to build the ugly truckling.
“We’re aiming to make about 200,000 a year at point production … maybe a little more, but I just can’t emphasize enough that manufacturing is much much harder than the initial design,” Musk said about the futuristic-looking Cybertruck.
“We dug our own grave with Cybertruck,” he had said on an earnings call earlier this month, adding the company could face “enormous challenges” in ramping up production and making it cash-flow positive.
During the interview, Rogan actually got a chance to fire arrows at a Cybertruck to show how invincible it is. To be fair, the truck did beat the arrow, but I feel like some more — let’s say — modern ammunition would probably fair a bit better.
If you feel like you need to listen to the 2:41 long interview, then go ahead, but be warned, your brain will be a bit more dead than it was before.
Oh, and just to go back to the ventilator thing for a second. Back in 2020, Musk said he would supply over 1,000 ventilators to California. As you may have guessed, it never happened. This dude is something else.