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Elon Musk rules out Tesla road bike after accident

Elon Musk has ruled out a road bike for Tesla after a near-fatal accident he was involved in aged 17.

The billionaire businessman was asked when we can expect the electric ATV quad bike, which he said will be available at the same time to the Cybertruck, and at the same time admitted it would be "cool" to create an electric dirt bike, though he was adamant that he will never make a road bike, because he "almost died" on one when he was a teenager.

Responding to a Twitter user who asked when the ATV will be released, Elon replied: "We'll aim to have it come out same time as truck. Two seater electric ATV designed to work with Cybertruck will be fun! Electric dirt bikes would be cool too. We won't do road bikes, as too dangerous. I was hit by a truck & almost died on one when I was 17."

The Cybertruck is expected to arrive in 2021 or 2022.

Despite admitting the electric pickup truck had some "room for improvement" after its "armoured glass" shattered at its launch last week, the firm's CEO revealed there has been plenty of interest and already thousands of people putting down orders for the sci-fi inspired automobile, with many opting for the dual version.

This is despite the disastrous official unveiling of the Cybertruck at the Tesla's SpaceX rocket factory in Los Angeles.

After Franz von Holzhausen, the head of design, smashed the driver's window with a metal ball as part of a planned test, Musk admitted: "Oh my f***ing God, well, maybe that was a little too hard."

His colleague then cracked another window, and he said: "It didn't go through, so that's a plus side."

Before he added that there was "Room for improvement."

So far, the Cybertruck has received mixed reviews from critics and analysts.

Musk previously shared that the truck is inspired by the sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', which happened to be set in November 2019, by sharing a video of the 1982 blockbuster's opening credits.

He added: "The date is strangely familiar ..."

The futurist vehicle has a range of between 400 and 500 miles from a single charge.

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