Tesla received 146,000 orders for the new Cybertruck electric pickup two days after an unsuccessful presentation.
According to the founder of the company, Ilon Mask, orders come «without advertising and paid promotion»
Tesla CEO Ilon Musk said the company received 146,000 orders for the new Cybertruck electric pickup, presented on November 21.
On Twitter, the billionaire said that 42% of customers chose a model with two engines, 41% — with three and 17% — with one. “No ads or paid promotion,” Musk wrote.
According to prices on the Tesla website, the cost of a pickup with two engines, which most customers have chosen, starts at $ 49,900.
The minimum price for a Cybertruck with three motors is $ 69,900, and with one — $ 39,900. The deposit for ordering an electric pickup is only $ 100, which is 10 times less than the amount required to book a Model 3 sedan.
Elon Musk lost $ 770 million after the presentation of a pickup truck from Tesla
According to Bloomberg, the Mask tweet appeared less than 48 hours after the presentation of the armored Cybertruck car, on which one of the car windows cracked. Musk himself said he did not know why the glass broke during the presentation, although it had been tested for strength earlier. He also promised to fix the flaws. Production of the new Tesla model will begin no earlier than the end of 2021.
A mix of truck and fighter: what experts and first passengers say about the Tesla electric pickup
Before, Tesla already took pre-orders for its new cars with the condition of delivery of goods in a few years. Two years ago, the company introduced the Semi electric truck and the Roadster four-seater sports electric car, but none of these models were put into production, writes Bloomberg. This spring, Musk showed off the Model Y crossover, which they plan to begin production next summer. The agency indicates that the company never published orders or reservations for model Y. As of September 30, Tesla had customer deposits of $ 665 million, according to regulatory documents.