Tesla Adds Cybertruck Easter Egg That Lets You Smash the Truck's Windows [Video]

By Not a Tesla App Staff
Tesla has added an easter egg on the Cybertruck that lets you smash the vehicle's windows
Tesla has added an easter egg on the Cybertruck that lets you smash the vehicle's windows
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A new Tesla easter egg was recently discovered over the holiday weekend. The easter egg appears to be exclusive to the Cybertruck and goes back to the now famous window-shattering event during the Cybertruck's reveal in 2019.

During the unveiling, Tesla's chief designer threw a steel ball at the Cybertruck's window to show off the truck's strong armored glass. To everyone's surprise, the ball shattered the glass and Elon Musk exclaimed, "Oh my f****** God." 

Von Holzhausen then suggested trying the rear window, which Tesla apparently tried multiple times before the event, but the rear window also shattered upon meeting the large steel bearing. This time, Musk replied, "it didn't go through."

Musk cleverly makes a joke out of the situation, saying there's “room for improvement,” and continues the presentation in front of the now-smashed Cybertruck.

Tesla has embraced this mishap by offering shirts featuring shattered glass and now even sells window decals that you can buy for the Cybertruck called "Cybertruck OMFG decal."

The window shattering has become part of Tesla culture and now Tesla has built it into the Cybertruck as an easter egg.

Window Smashing Easter Egg

Tesla has immortalized this event by building it into the Cybertruck as an easter egg. The easter egg was accidentally discovered by DennisCW on X who was tapping around on the Cybertruck's display.

While parked, the vehicle's visualization is displayed front and center on the display, a feature that's expected to come to all vehicles in an upcoming software v12 release. If you tap multiple times on the truck's front or rear (driver's side) windows the window will shatter and an audio clip will be played.

After shattering the front window, an audio clip will play Musk saying OMFG, and the audio snippet for the rear window will be of Musk saying, "at least it didn't go through."

The windows will automatically fix themselves after not interacting with the display for several seconds, at which point you can tap on them again if desired.

Tesla has mostly gone away from incorporating true easter eggs into their vehicles, instead adding them to the ToyBox for more people to be able to find and enjoy them, but this appears to be an exception, adding homage to the now famous event.

Tesla Cybertruck to Receive Charging Improvements in Upcoming Update

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

Former Tesla VP of Powertrain and Energy Drew Baglino previously mentioned that Cybertruck would be receiving charging improvements soon.

Wes Morrill, Tesla’s Cybertruck lead engineer, recently reposted Baglino’s comments on the charge speed update on June 16th and mentioned that it would be coming soon via OTA.

Charging Improvements

The 4680 cell has seen some difficulties in its charge curve, similar to Tesla’s other vehicles that have been deployed with the 4680. Tesla has alluded to difficulties in the manufacturing curve previously, and also with engineering improvements to the new cell standard, and eventually stopped manufacturing the Model Y with the 4680 cells.

However, this is the first time that Tesla has begun to deploy major improvements to the 4680 cell. It appears the improvements will allow up to 154 miles to be recovered in 15 minutes, which is approximately a 30% improvement to current charge rates.

We’re hoping that these improvements to the 4680 will also translate to older Model Y vehicles that have 4680 cells, which will be key to the owners of these vehicles. 4680 production is currently mainly focused on Powerwall, Megapack, and Cybertruck – with Semi not using 4680 yet.

Tesla Model 3 Long Range Now Eligible for $7.5K Tax Credit

By Karan Singh
Not a Tesla App

In the US, the Model 3 Long Range has now become fully eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit for EVs.

Federal Tax Credit

The federal tax credit is up to $7,500 USD off at the point of sale, which applies to EVs with batteries originating from the United States. The Model 3 Performance was launched with the EV tax credit, which meant that until now, it was cheaper to purchase than the Model 3 Long Range.

Interestingly, after this change, the Model 3 Long Range is only $1,000 USD more expensive than the Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive, as the RWD model is not eligible for the credit. The LFP batteries in the RWD model are from CATL in China, and thus mark it as ineligible.

At $40,000 USD, the Model 3 Long Range is now an even better deal than before – and is nearly $7,500 less (the amount of the credit), than the average new car in the United States.

Canadian EV Credits

In Canada, Tesla dropped the Model 3 RWD price by $1,000 CAD, in response to the province of  British Colombia reducing the upper limit of their EV credit MSRP range. This means that the Model 3 RWD is the only Tesla vehicle that is covered under the new BC rebate – which is one of the few provincial rebates still left standing.

Sadly, as a result of this change, and due to a weird classification gimmick, the Model Y is considered a sedan by the Government of BC and is completely ineligible for the additional rebates – but the $5,000 federal EV rebate still applies.

Tesla vehicles accounted for 80% of federal EV rebate applications in Canada in 2023, marking a net increase since last year at 60%.

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