Well, that was another Musk disaster – but it hardly matters

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Well, that was another Musk disaster – but it hardly matters

While people snigger at his latest spectacle, to his backers he is far more than just a loose cannon with madcap ideas

Ben Marlow

For one of the world’s most celebrated entrepreneurs, Elon Musk has an unparallelled gift for calamity. What’s more, he seems determined to surpass himself with every new gaffe.

The hotly anticipated launch of Tesla’s Cybertruck couldn’t have been more disastrous if he had tried.

The pick-up’s bizarre, futuristic design prompted a flurry of jokes on social media, with observers comparing it to everything from a cross between the Batmobile and a Hummer, a triangle on wheels, and Homer Simpson’s station wagon. Several posts pondered whether Musk came up with the idea while smoking marijuana...

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