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Musk says Cybertruck's optional coating could be nearly as hard as diamond

Musk says Cybertruck's optional coating could be nearly as hard as diamond



The Tesla Cybertruck is finally approaching its long-awaited delivery date, but Elon Musk isn’t done throwing around ridiculous claims about the insanely polarizing electric pickup. In a recent statement, Musk said the truck’s exterior shell is “nearly impenetrable” and that every component is designed for “superior strength and endurance.” While that’s not exactly news about the truck, Musk’s response to a post on X is, as he noted that the automaker might offer an optional coating that would resist scratches against everything below diamond hardness.

Musk responded to a post on X/Twitter stating that people who try to key a Cybertruck would ruin their keys. He said Tesla is considering offering an optional tungsten carbide coating, which has a Mohs hardness rating between 9 and 9.5 – second to diamonds’ hardness.

While this sounds crazy, Tesla owners have long had issues with people keying their cars because of hate directed towards Elon. Tesla vehicles have Sentry Mode, which uses exterior cameras to capture activity around them, but the coating could provide an extra layer of protection for the expensive EVs.