Tesla’s new electric pickup truck, which is the Cybertruck, has secured almost 200,000 orders 4 days after its big reveal went wrong.
The announcement was made by Elon Musk, the CEO and founder of the Tesla Company.
Last week, Elon Musk unveiled the vehicle and claimed that the Cybertruck’s armored glass windows cracked in a demonstration that was supposed to showcase its indestructible design.
After the failed launch, the shares of the company plunged 6.1 percent.
But Elon tweeted out on Saturday that Tesla already received 146,000 orders from owners all over the world.
In the tweet that he made, Musk wrote, “146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor.”
146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2019
2 days after that tweet, Elon claims that 200,000 people have ordered the new Cybertruck.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2019
Placing an order for the new electric truck only costs buyers around $100, which is fully refundable if you change your mind.
Another amazing thing about the numbers is that Tesla did no advertising or paid endorsements for the Cybertruck.
Tesla’s Cybertruck is covered in the same steel that is going to be used for SpaceX’s Starship Rocket.
The new Cybertruck is capable of going from 0 to 100 in just 3 seconds.
The entry-level of the Cybertruck, which has a 400-kilometer range, is going to cost buyers $39,900.
The deluxe option, which has an 800-kilometer range, is going to cost buyers $69,900.
Musk also shared a video of the Cybertruck pulling an F-150 uphill.
Cybertruck pulls F-150 uphill pic.twitter.com/OfaqUkrDI3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019
Musk claims the Cybertruck is a better truck than an F-150, faster than a Porsche 911.