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Technology Cybertruck: 146,000 preorders have been made, according to Elon Musk

00:25  24 november  2019
00:25  24 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Elon Musk sends a tweet through SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite

  Elon Musk sends a tweet through SpaceX's Starlink broadband satellite The CEO expressed surprise at his own success."Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite," he wrote, before following up to express his surprise.

Musk tweeted Saturday that 146 , 000 Cybertruck orders have been made so far. Of those, 41% picked the most expensive tri-motor option and 42% of — Elon Musk (@ elonmusk ) November 23, 2019. The Tesla Cybertruck , which Musk unveiled in dramatic fashion at the Tesla Design Center in

If so, then for Elon Musk it would be the thonk of a metal ball splintering the purportedly unbreakable glass of his long-awaited cybertruck . Tesla’s share price subsequently plummeted 6%, bringing Musk ’s personal net worth down by 8m in a single day, according to Forbes.

Elon Musk's reimagined electric version of the pickup truck, the Cybertruck, has captured some internet attention and sales. The billionaire tweeted Saturday that 146,000 orders of the futuristic vehicle are in so far, just two days after it was unveiled to a mixed response.

a man standing on a stage: Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)© Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla's design studio Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Hawthorne, Calif. Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Musk also emphasized that people pre-ordering seem to be going for the more expensive options. He said that 41% of the orders are for the triple motor all-wheel drive that starts at $69,900, as opposed to the single motor rear-wheel drive that starts at $39,900.

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  Watch Tesla's 'Cybertruck' unveiling at 11 PM ET Tesla CEO Elon Musk has put the F-150 squarely in his company's sights, and tonight we'll find out how close it can get with a new "Cybertruck." In a tweet earlier today the exec referenced his 2012 goal of "a Tesla supertruck with crazy torque, dynamic air suspension and corners like its on rails." At a shareholder's meeting earlier this year Musk said the truck will "look like it came out of a sci-fi movie" and the run up to its unveiling has been heavy on Blade Runner references. What does that all add up to? We'll find out shortly -- check out the livestream right here.Cybertruck Unveil livestream starts at 8pm https://t.co/BhTBgNqeWQpic.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his company's latest invention on Thursday: A Musk claimed the Cybertruck could withstand massive amounts of force to its exterior, including The Cybertruck is Tesla's sixth vehicle since the company launched back in 2003, and its first-ever electric pickup truck .

Elon Musk had an embarrassing moment as he showed off the new Tesla ' Cybertruck '. Twice, the truck 's windows were smashed, with Mr Musk joking there was "room for improvement". The all-electric truck was unveiled in Hawthorne, California, where its stainless steel, angular design was

He tweeted that the company had taken out "no advertising & no paid endorsement."

Pre-orders only cost $100 to secure, so it's a lot cheaper today for someone to express interest in the cybertruck versus fully financing one. And it'll take years for the truck to get into people's hands — production starts in 2021, with the tri motor AWD version starting production a year later.

The electric pickup truck prompted corners of the internet this week to make up memes over its unique appearance. The angular style has been compared to everything from a doorstop or an old Apple Mouse to a SpongeBob Squarepants character or a triangle on wheels.

Cybertruck's exterior is made from a newly developed stainless steel alloy, the same metal that's used for SpaceX rockets, according to Musk. That alloy enables the car to be "literally bulletproof" against at least smaller firearms, including 9-millimeter handguns, Musk said.

During a Thursday evening demonstration, a man with a sledgehammer hit the sides of the truck without damaging it. But the truck's supposedly unbreakable metal glass windows broke when struck with a metal ball.

Elon Musk tweets, deletes silly Cybertruck banana photo .
It must have lost its a-peel.

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