Tesla has launched a bizarre $50 (£38) ‘Cyberwhistle’ – and promptly sold out of the product within hours. 

This accessory looks like Tesla’s Cybertruck all-electric pickup truck. It is still in development.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO made fun of whistleblowers on Tuesday when he promoted Cyberwhistle via his Twitter account. He told his followers to “blow the whistle” on Tesla 

These comments could be made in reference to whistleblowers who were former employees of Tesla, such as one who sued the company for “rampant sexual harassment”. 

It’s not the first time Tesla has sold bizarre merchandise – it released limited edition carbon-fibre surfboards for $1,500 (£1,100) in 2018 and ‘short shorts’ with S3XY written on the back for $69 (£52) last year. 

Tesla launched the bizarre $50 (£38) ‘Cyberwhistle’ on Tuesday and promptly sold out of the product within hours

CYBERWHISTLE 

Prices: $50 (£38)

MaterialStainless steel in medical grade with polished finishes 

DesignCybertruck’s pick-up electric vehicle is modeled after it. 

Jessica Barraza, 38, filed her lawsuit earlier in November in California Superior Court, describing ‘nightmarish conditions’ at Tesla’s factory in Fremont.

Another whistleblower previously claimed the firm covered up drug trafficking at its Nevada gigafactory by employees linked to a Mexican cartel. 

On Twitter, Musk also mocked the ‘silly’ Apple Cloth, released earlier this year and priced at a hefty £19. 

Musk tweeted, “Don’t waste money on silly Apple Cloths. Instead, get our whistle!” Musk tweets.   

The Cyberwhistle is out of stock, but any interested buyers have the option to get an email notification when the item is restocked. 

Due to the shortage, Cyberwhistles are already being sold for more than £300 on eBay. 

‘Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited-edition Cyberwhistle is a premium collectible made from medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish,’ the product description on Tesla’s website reads. 

Cyberwhistle is made from 'medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish', Tesla says

Cyberwhistle is made from ‘medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish’, Tesla says

Elon Musk (pictured) appeared to poke fun at former Tesla employees turned whistleblowers

Elon Musk (pictured), appeared to make fun of former employees at Tesla who were whistleblowers.

Telsa said that the whistle arrives in its own case and has an “integrated attachment feature” which allows for additional versatility. This could be used to attach it to your neck.  

The Tesla’s Cybertruck, an armoured vehicle that looks futuristic with futuristic, angular bodies in gunmetal gray, was first announced by Tesla in 2019.

The original plan was for it to enter production in 2021. However, this date was moved to 2022. 

Musk blamed the battery supply problem for the delay. Musk stated that each Cybertruck could have cost as much as a million dollars per piece if Tesla began producing them in 2021. 

The pickup, which Musk said will cost $39,900 (£31,000) and up, will have 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

Cyberwhistle was inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck. This is the Cybertruck at its November 2019 unveiling.

The 'Cybertruck', which looks like an armoured vehicle with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal grey, will now go into production in 2022

In 2022, the ‘Cybertruck,’ which looks like an armored vehicle and has a futuristic, angular body made of gunmetal gray, will go into production

The Monday Musk indicated that he would update Tesla about its highly-anticipated Cybertruck, but also acknowledged that there were still challenges in supply chain.

‘Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare & it’s not over!’ Musk stated. in a tweet

Tesla asserts that the car’s monochrome exoskeleton is nearly indestructible and provides passengers with maximum protection. Additionally, it has ultra-strong glass which absorbs and redirects impacts force.

Musk, however, was embarrassed when the Cybertruck’s glass cracked during the live car demonstration. 

MUSK HIGHLIGHTS SUPPLYCHAINNIGHTMARE’ HOLDING BACK HOTLY-ANTICIPATED CYBERTRUCK

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, has highlighted the difficulties that Cybertruck’s supply chain issues have caused in its production. However, the company has managed to avoid a significant hit from the financial crisis that has plagued global automakers.

‘Oh man, this year has been such a supply chain nightmare & it’s not over!’ Musk responded to a request for a Cybertruck update in a Twitter tweet, November 29.

He added, “I will present an updated product roadmap at the next earnings call.”

Musk indicated that he will not be attending future Tesla earnings calls unless he is able to speak for the company about Cybertruck.

The futuristic electric pickup truck was unveiled by Tesla in 2019. It is constructed of the same stainless steel that rockets are made. Musk claims that Cybertruck preorders received over 100 thousand orders.

Musk stated that Cybertruck production would begin in the next year, and will reach full production by 2023 at a shareholder meeting.

Source: Reuters