Tesla launches electric pickup truck, guns blazing

There were open fire and gun shots on stage when the world's first battery-powered pickup truck was presented. But the car, which looks like something out of Bladerunner and is equal parts sports car and tank, will be hard pressed to find an audience, according to analysts.

When Elon Musk wanted to test the bulletproof windows, they broke. Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

There was fire, cheering masses and lasers zapping across the body of the pickup truck on the piedestal.

At first glance, the vehicle mostly resembled a military personnel carrier, but above it was text indicating that it was indeed a Tesla car named 'Cybertruck'.

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