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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

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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

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said on Saturday there had been about 150, 000 orders for the electric carmaker’s cybertruck , which was unveiled in On Friday, Tesla’s share price plummeted 6%, bringing Musk ’s still immense 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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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 announced that Tesla already received 146 , 000 Cybertruck pre - orders just over a day after they unveiled the electric pickup truck to mixed reviews. The Tesla Cybertruck has been polarizing, to say the least.

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.

Ford will pass on a tug-of-war with Tesla's Cybertruck .
Elon Musk isn't about to get a public duel between Tesla's Cybertruck and the Ford F-150 -- not officially, anyway. While Ford's venture incubator VP Sundeep Madra suggested he'd like an "apples to apples" test of the two pickups, a spokesperson told TechCrunch the exec's tweet was only a "tongue in cheek" remark pointing out the "absurdity" of a clip showing the Cybertruck winning a tug-of-war with the F-150. Effectively, Ford felt it had nothing to prove. "We've always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what other say or do," the spokesperson said.

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