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Tesla’s most anticipated Cybertruck uses the same stainless steel alloy that SpaceX is using for Starship

Tesla’s most anticipated Cybertruck uses the same stainless steel alloy that SpaceX is using for Starship
The Siliconreview
23 November, 2019

Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk unveiled the much anticipated Cybertruck electric pickup in Los Angeles on Thursday. The vehicle is obviously gaining lot of attention from the auto lovers as well as the other automobile firms. The vehicle has a unique design and it is eye-catching. It looks similar to a spaceship rover that is designed for the exploration of space. This analogy goes well with the Cybertruck as it is made with the same stainless steel alloy, which was used to make the skin of SpaceX.

“It is,it is literally bulletproof to a nine-millimeter handgun.That’s how strong the skin is — it’s ultra-hard, cold-rolled stainless steel alloy that we’ve developed. We’re going to be using the same alloy in the Starship rocket, and in the Cybertruck,” Musk said onstage during the unveiling. “.”

Using the same stainless steel alloy across both Tesla and SpaceX will obviously provide some cost efficiencies — especially if the Cybertruck manages to become a high-volume production vehicle. This “pressurized edition” of the Cybertruck will be the “official truck of Mars.”

It could theoretically benefit both Tesla as well as SpaceX because of efficiencies in cross-production and engineering, and as the stainless steel alloy case illustrates, one of the big benefits of designing things for space has always been that the resulting technology often turns out to have really beneficial applications on Earth, too.