Tesla’s latest product Cybertruck – an all-electric battery-powered pickup truck has received 146,000 orders shared Elon Musk, company’s chief executive yesterday on Twitter.
The update came two days after the new product was unveiled by Tesla at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California outside Los Angeles. The launch went terribly wrong when the vehicle’s ‘unbreakable’ armor glass windows cracked during live demo intended to demonstrate its strength.
While Tesla’s shares plunged 6.1 percent following the embarrassing demo, Musk on Monday wrote: “146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor.”
“With no advertising & no paid endorsement,” he added referring to the popular demand for the $39,900 (entry-level model) Cybertruck.
While the entry-level model of the e-truck gives a 400 km (250 mile) range, a deluxe option which can travel twice the distance is expected to sell at $69,900. The date for its release has not been out yet, however, analyst predicts it would not be ready before the end of 2021.