Elon Musk—the Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc said that there have been nearly 150,000 orders so far for the electric carmaker’s Cybertruck, which was launched on Thursday.
Musk in a tweet said that 146k Cybertruck orders so far have been received with 42percent asking for dual, 41percent for tri and 17percent for single motor options. He separately mentioned that the orders were attained without any paid endorsements or advertising.
The launch event of the Cybertruck experienced a setback when its “armoured glass” windows shattered in a much-expected unveiling. The overall look of the electric vehicle had made the Wall Street anxious on Friday.
The incident kind of overshadowed the launch event, which was live-streamed from Los Angeles and made the #Cybertruck a trending word on Twitter.
Some analysts of the Wall Street lauded the launch whereas other raised doubts at the futuristic design of the mass appeal.
With the starting price of $39,900 the Cybertruck angular body in gun-metal grey resembles an armoured vehicle. The website indicates that immediate payment of $100 is needed for the reservation of the Cybertruck.
Tesla has got the plans to start manufacturing the track around late 2021.
The US pickup truck market is one of the world’s most profitable vehicles segment and is dominated by the Ford Motor Co (F. N), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV(FCA) (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) and the General Motors Co (GM. N).