"Blow the whistle! But you must pay in Doge," says Tesla's CEO Elon Musk.
According to a new product catalog posted on Wednesday, electronic vehicle manufacturer Tesla is rolling out a new Cyberwhistle inspired by its futuristic Cybertruck series. The firm wrote:
"Inspired by Cybertruck, the limited-edition Cyberwhistle is a premium collectible made from medical-grade stainless steel with a polished finish. The whistle includes an integrated attachment feature for added versatility."
All sales are final, and products are expected to ship within 4 to 6 weeks. On top of that, Tesla requires buyers to pay only in Dogecoin (DOGE). The price tag at the time of publication is 1,000 DOGE or around $60. Taxes and shipping are included in the DOGE price.
Tesla says that Dogecoin is the only cryptocurrency that it currently accepts for select merchandise. Like other digital asset transactions, incorrect payment amounts or asset types sent to its address will not be reversed or refunded. Users require a Dogecoin wallet to pay for Tesla goods.
"It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that Dogecoin is transferred accurately."
Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, has been a prominent supporter of the meme currency, claiming last year that "Dogecoin is better than Bitcoin for payments." Following Tesla's suit, SpaceX also began accepting Dogecoin as payment for merchandise in May. The billionaire tech entrepreneur recently doubled down on his support of DOGE following a $258 billion lawsuit, alleging a crypto Ponzi scheme regarding the token. "I will keep supporting Dogecoin," he said.