Tesla Parks Cybertruck after Joe Rogan Goes for Ride

Cybertruck (Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
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Joe Rogan, host of the number one podcast on the planet, Joe Rogan Experience, is a big fan of Tesla’s Cybertruck. He posted pictures for his 14 million followers to see on his Instagram and wrote about how much he loved Elon Musk’s ride.

The timing was interesting, just hours before Tesla would report its earnings to investors. It seemed to be an early publicity launch for Cybertruck; perhaps later in the day, Musk would follow up with when consumers could buy it. Instead, Rogan’s social media push is now a tease, as Tesla is delaying production – again.

"The cybertruck is the coolest car I’ve ever seen in my life. Insanely attractive in real life, and feels like a huge leap into the future. – Joe Rogan"

Joe Rogan is a huge fan of the Tesla Cybertruck

This vehicle may be the most anticipated in recent memory, it’s likely to sell fast, and there will be significant demand for years. Tesla doesn’t care; Musk is focused on something else, “So, we will not be introducing new vehicle models this year. It would not make any sense because we’ll still be part constrained.”

He needs resources for the Tesla Bot, named Optimus, “So, in terms of priority of products, I think actually the most important product development we’re doing this year is actually the Optimus humanoid robot. This, I think, has the potential to be more significant than the vehicle business over time.”

It’s an incredible admission to investors, considering Tesla has disrupted the automotive industry, is the most valuable car company and has far more demand than the supply of its cars. While the stock sold lower in the hours after the call, it has since rebounded. Musk has proven time and again that he can disrupt industries and change the world while doing it.

However, Musk believes his robot is the next big thing, and his cars will have to wait. Although the bots may be helping with the cars, “the first use of the Optimus robots would be, at Tesla, like moving parts around the factory or something like that.”

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Musk is certain robots will go a long way to solving labor shortages and plans to ramp up the engineering of Optimus in the coming year. But, for all his smarts, Musk has ignored the lessons learned in Terminator movies.