Tesla Model 3 finally available but it will only sell online Tesla to slash sales force now that the Model 3 electric auto is finally ready to order.
Tesla co-founder, product architect and CEO, Elon Musk confirmed that "1,46,000 orders have been made for the recently unveiled Cybertruck so far", which is an impressive number considering the fact that it had only been 48 hours since the unveiling of the truck when the statement was made.
Shares of the electric-vehicle maker were up as much as 5% in early trading Monday after Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that 200,000 people had pre-ordered the electric pickup.
Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model.
And this got me thinking that maybe Tesla could go even more nuts than it did with the Cybertruck and replace the next Model S with a Cybersedan borrowing the same styling language.
The company's website shows that an immediate payment of $100 is required to reserve an order for the Cybertruck, which has a starting price of $39,900. He also said that the pickup would be available in matte black.
As part of its Cybertruck debut, Tesla released a video of the pickup "beating" a Ford F-150 in a tug of war as it pulled it up a hill, but several analyses of the video suggest it wasn't a fair fight.
Tesla plans to start manufacturing the truck around late 2021. Not bad when you take into account the Cybertruck's "Armor Glass" windows shattered during a demo that entailed throwing a solid metal ball at it.
Musk past year claimed the Tesla electric pickup will be better than F-150 as a truck and a better sports auto than a standard Porsche 911.