Status: 21/09/2023, 05:12 a.m.
By: Simon Mones
Over the years, Tesla has sold many quirky products. McDonald's in China now has the Cyber Spoon. But this is strictly limited.
Tesla has not only sold electric cars for a long time. The online shop also includes snow chains, roof racks and wallboxes. And from time to time also other curious products, such as a Christmas sweater with the manufacturer's models or tequila glasses with the Tesla logo. In China, there were even karaoke microphones at times. There, the manufacturer is now even working with McDonald's.
The result is a very curious product: the Cyber Spoon. As part of the promotion with McDonalds, this will be sold for around four dollars, as Carscoops reports. However, the spoon, whose design is reminiscent of the Cybertruck, is limited to 50,000 pieces.
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On X (formerly Twitter), the product quickly made the rounds. Ironically, this is also how Elon Musk became aware of the Cyner Spoon. In response to a tweet from user Sawyer Merritt, the Tesla boss replied: "Fake news afaik." The abbreviation stands for "As Far as I know". On German: "As far as I know."
The angular spoon is reminiscent of the Cybertruck in its design. © McDonald's/Tesla
But Musk was sorely wrong, which Merritt also told him. Tesla's official Weibo account has already been used by the electric car manufacturer to promote the Cyber Spoon. And McDonald's had also advertised the campaign on the popular Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu.
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Why the Tesla boss was not informed about the curious promotion remains unclear. After all, Musk has some areas of production and business under control. And there's also a nod to one of Musk's favorite authors on the spoon.
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On the handle of the Cyber Spoon is written: "Don't Panic". A clear reference to the classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. The phrase flashes there in friendly letters on the cover of the intergalactic guidebook for hitchhikers. And during the first flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket (also a Musk company), this slogan was also on the rocket.