28 comments on “Tee Hee

  1. Tesla, and electric cars in general, are the way that rich virtue-signallers show their disdain for the plebs.

  2. Oh goodness, that looks iike the cars I drew as a kid. What a pile of BS. Ready late 2021? Sure, sure. Elon’s going to build a whole new production line, with all the extra stuff by then? Sure…

  3. Reminds me of my favourite Darwin award winner story – the guy who used to demonstrate the strength of his company’s windows by taking a running leap at them.

    One day he took a running leap at a window on the 20th floor of a skyscraper – the glass held, but the frame holding it didn’t…

  4. Bloke in Wales- monopolists raking it in tend to get away with things like this.Trendy, zeitgheisty, loss making, premium one man brands a bit more vulnerable.

    Interested- yeah, odd, and non functioning weight even odder.

    what happened to the tesla 18 wheeler?

  5. ‘two windows shattered upon having a metal ball thrown at them’

    Those windows didn’t shatter. Look like standard auto safety glass, which DOESN’T shatter.

    English English? Guardian subs?

    More pendantry:

    Two holes with one ball? Let’s correct that to ‘metal balls.’

    And the holes were made when struck by the metal balls, not when they were thrown.

  6. Funny looking truck, but it is a Tesla so I expect there will be buyers, though perhaps not Joe the Plumber or anyone who might actually use it as a truck. The Rivian electric pickup looks more promising, albeit initially quite expensive.

  7. One of my recent favourite Darwin Awards came through my Twitter feed this morning. Some greeny was bragging about having a vasectomy to save the planet. I hope the surgeon did us a favour and made it irreversible.

  8. I’ll believe the electric stuff when the obvious candidates use electric. DPD/Post Office/TNT deliveries? Veolia (and the rest) dust carts? They have predictable journey lengths and routes, ideal for the milk cart …

  9. Tesla makes good cars. But their niche in the marketplace is very narrow.

    Ford is coming out with the Mustang Mach-E. I think it will put a serious dent in Tesla sales. Other big car makers are working on plug-ins. All the autoshows hype them.

    Therefore, I think we are at peak Tesla, and it will soon begin to fade. But then reports of their demise are legion. So maybe they will be fine.

  10. Tesla Cybertruck event in 5 minutes
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7atGkba-Z8

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    @BoM4

    Looks like the bastard child of a Delorean and F-117 Stealth Fighter

    @Gamecock

    Laminated rather than toughened glass in side windows: police, fire etc won’t like that

    One ball, two throws

    @Witchie

    DHL and Fedex are using EVs in big cities where deliveries are dense – part trial & part virtue signalling

  11. What kind of a dickhead launches his alleged new car and lets someone throw steel balls at the windows without that someone having thrown steel balls at the windows a thousand times before in the lab/testing facility?

  12. Prototype, not production. They probably forgot to put the right glass in for the demo. I gather Tesla employees work long hours, which may explain this. Or perhaps its just Murphy’s law in action.

  13. @Interested November 23, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    A dickhead who doesn’t know how bullet proof glass works and fails to say “See, it works – no penetration”

  14. Some years ago saw, in a minor way, the same sort of fail. Fellow was demonstrating the latest and greatest in skis, and boasted that these had the added advantage that one could stand on the tips and they wouldn’t break. You guessed it, he did and they did ! Followed by a good deal of laughter which redoubled when he tried to explain that these were his demo models and rather tired, got out a new pair, and snapped the tips off those too !

  15. @Pcar

    Yes, though weirdly he did eventually say that. That wasn’t a ballistic test anyway. A ballistic test on stage, behind safety glass, would have been dramatic and effective. No one minds a window being damaged after being shot. I thought he thought the ball would just bound off like the rubber sledge did.

  16. IBM used to brag that Thinkpad laptops could be dropped, while running, onto a hard floor, and would continue to work. Sales rep called at our office and made that boast. My boss grabbed the guy’s Thinkpad and dropped it onto the hard (terrazzo) floor – and it carried on working with no problems seen. Kudos to IBM. And oddly enough we bought loads of Thinkpads. I guess Big Blue knew more about product testing 20-odd years ago than Musk does today. Unsurprising. Btw those machines were nothing like the cheapo junk that Lenovo sells under the same brand name these days.

  17. @Andrew Duffin

    +1

    IBM Thinkpads were renowned for their design features, quality, durability and “swap” bays

    The only thing that surpassed them was Panasonic Toughbooks – eye watering price though

    Lenovo Thinkpads are still our first choice, but have to be more careful on model.

    I do like how Thinkrange is business and Idearange consumer – much clearer than Acer…Dell…HP….Toshiba etc plethora of names & numbers

  18. What kind of a dickhead launches his alleged new car and lets someone throw steel balls at the windows without that someone having thrown steel balls at the windows a thousand times before in the lab/testing facility?

    It looks like the problem was that they tested it once too often in the lab, which microfractured the glass so that when they did it on stage it shattered. They should have replaced the test glass before bringing the car out on stage!

    I’ve put my name down for one btw – love an odd looking car and this will stop me caring about doors being opened into it in the car park!

  19. @James in NZ

    love an odd looking car and this will stop me caring about doors being opened into it in the car park

    A Multipla or a PT Cruiser provides that with negligible depreciation.

    Have you considered how firemen/police/passers-by extract you if door jammed/locked after Tesla crash & burn occurs?

  20. Can’t stand the man, but he is right about one thing:

    Musk told the Guardian by email: “Guardian is the most insufferable newspaper on planet Earth”.

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