Elon Musk’s Tesla is selling a bizarre Cybertruck-themed cat bed made entirely of cardboard to its customers in China, marking the latest weird product release from the electric vehicle maker.
Dubbed the “Cybertruck Multifunctional Corrugated Cat Litter,” the feline-friendly product features an angled design similar to that of Tesla’s forthcoming vehicle.
The cat bed “has a futuristic shape, a semi-open cat litter, and thick corrugated paper embedded inside to meet the nature and daily needs of cats,” according to the product listing on the Chinese version of Tesla’s website.
The cat bed comes with a built-in “scratch board” made of “thickened and moisture-proof corrugated paper” and requires assembly by its owner.
The latest addition to Tesla’s lineup is nothing new for Musk’s firm, which has a long history of selling random products that are only loosely related to its core electric vehicle business.
The car maker sells its own branded version of “Tesla Tequila” that boasts a “dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon pepper finish,” according to its website.
The liquor sells for a whopping $420 per bottle — a reference to Musk’s favorite marijuana reference — and is currently out of stock.
Other unique merchandise includes a $100 “Giga Texas Belt Buckle” emblazoned with the slogan “Don’t mess with Tesla,” a $60 Tesla umbrella and a $70 Tesla branding iron.
Tesla isn’t the only Musk-led company with a penchant for weird product offerings.
The Boring Company, his tunnel-digging public transit firm, previously made waves in 2018 by selling $500 flamethrowers that sold out in a matter of hours.
Tesla completed production on its first-ever Cybertruck at its Austin plant last month after years of delays.
The truck is expected to debut for sale later this year and Musk has pledged to produce 250,000 or more of the vehicles per year, depending on demand.
Tesla was dealt a blow this week following the surprise resignation of longtime CFO Zachary Kirkhorn, who was widely seen as a potential Musk successor.
Source: New York Post