- Tesla says the £38 ‘Cyberwhistle’ is made of ‘medical-grade stainless steel’
- It’s shaped like a Cybertruck, Tesla’s pick-up truck that hasn’t gone into production yet
- Musk Posts Product on Twitter and Asks Buyers to ‘Blow the Whistle at Tesla’
Tesla has launched a bizarre $50 (£38) ‘cyberwhistle’ – and was immediately out of product within hours.
The new accessory is only a small whistle the size of the Cybertruck, Tesla’s ultra-resilient all-electric pick-up truck, which has yet to enter production.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a joke about the whistleblower on his Twitter page on Tuesday while promoting the cyber whistle, telling his followers to ‘Blow the whistle on Tesla!’
His remarks could be a reference to former Tesla employees becoming whistleblowers, including a man who is suing the company for ‘massive sexual harassment’.
This isn’t the first time Tesla has sold bizarre merchandise – it released a limited edition carbon-fiber surfboard for $1,500 (£1,100) in 2018 and ‘short shorts’ with the S3XY for $69 (£52) last year wrote.
Tesla launched the bizarre $50 (£38) ‘Cyberwhistle’ on Tuesday and was immediately out of product within hours
, cost: $50 (£38)
, Stuff: Medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish
, designCybertruck: Modeled after Tesla’s Angular pick-up EV
Jessica Barazza, 38, a former Tesla employee, filed her suit in California Superior Court in November, describing a “nightmare situation” at Tesla’s factory in Fremont.
Another whistleblower had earlier claimed that the firm covered up drug trafficking at its Nevada Gigafactory by employees linked to a Mexican cartel.
Musk also took to Twitter to scoff at the ‘silly’ Apple Cloth, which was released earlier this year and cost £19.
‘Don’t waste your money on that silly apple cloth, buy our whistle instead!’ Musk tweeted.
Cybervessel is out of stock, but any interested buyer has the option to receive an email notification when the item is re-stocked.
Due to shortages, the Cyber Whistle is already selling for over £300 on eBay.
“Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited-edition CyberWhistle is a premium collectible made from medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish,” product description Tesla’s website reads.
The CyberWhistle is made of ‘medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish,’ Tesla says
Elon Musk (pictured) appeared to mock former Tesla employees who turned whistleblowers
Telsa says the whistle comes in its own box and includes ‘an integrated attachment feature for added versatility’ that can be just a string to wear around the neck.
Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’, which looks like an armored vehicle in gunmetal gray with a futuristic angular body, was announced in 2019.
It was scheduled to go into production in 2021, but has been pushed back to 2022.
Musk blamed battery supply issues for the delay, saying that each Cybertruck would “literally cost a million dollars per piece or more” if Tesla began production of the future vehicle in 2021.
Musk said the pickup will cost $39,900 (£31,000) and up, with an estimated battery range of up to 500 miles.
The CyberWhistle is inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck, an angular pickup truck pictured here during its unveiling in November 2019.
The ‘Cybertruck’, resembling an armored vehicle with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal grey, will now go into production in 2022.
on Monday, Musk said he would provide an update on its much-anticipated Cybertruck during Tesla’s next earnings call in late January, while indicating that supply chain issues still remain a challenge.
‘Hey man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare and it’s not over!’ Musk said in a tweet,
Tesla claims that the car’s nearly impenetrable monochrome exoskeleton provides maximum protection for passengers, along with ultra-strong glass that absorbs and redirects impact force.
Despite this, Musk had to face embarrassment during a live demonstration of the car in 2019, when the glass of a Cybertruck was broken.
Musk Highlights ‘supply chain nightmare’ is holding back hotly-anticipated Cybertruck
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pointed to the challenges posed by supply chain problems over production of the Cybertruck, even though the company has so far avoided a major hit from the crisis that has plagued the global auto industry.
‘Hey man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare and it’s not over!’ Musk said in a tweet on November 29 in response to a request from a Twitter user on the Cybertruck update.
“I will provide an updated product roadmap on the next earnings call,” he said.
Musk said during Tesla’s earnings call in July that he would not attend such future events unless he had something really important to say, indicating that he had Cybertruck and other products from the company. Might be updated.
Tesla unveiled in 2019 a futuristic electric pick-up truck made from the stainless steel used in rockets. Musk is said to have received several million orders for the Cybertruck when pre-orders opened.
At a shareholder meeting in October, Musk said Cybertruck production would begin next year and reach volume production in 2023.