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.
The design of Tesla 's Cybertruck is polarizing, to say the least, but it appears to have a healthy number of potential buyers waiting in the wings. Elon Musk has revealed that over 146 , 000 people have placed deposits for the electric pickup so far.
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.
The design ofis polarizing, to say the least, but it appears to have a healthy number of potential buyers waiting in the wings. Elon Musk has that over 146,000 people have placed deposits for the electric pickup so far. And while the $39,900 price of the single-motor truck is tempting, that's actually the least popular model so far. Just 17 percent of customers have put money down for the entry model, while 42 percent have picked the dual-motor version and 41 percent want the speedy tri-motor variant.
For context, thewithin the first day after its debut. The gap is narrow, all things considered -- the Model 3 was supposed to be the relatively affordable, ubiquitous EV where the Cybertruck is both higher-priced and targeted at a more specific audience. This is helped by a much lower $100 deposit versus the $1,000 needed for the Model 3, mind you.
Elon Musk confirms Tesla's 'Cyberquad' as a Cybertruck accessory
Other than unveiling Tesla's new low-polygon-count pickup, Elon Musk also introduced an electric ATV at the event last night. Dubbed the Cyberquad, Musk confirmed on Twitter today that the two-person ATV will be available "first" as an option for Cybertruck buyers. At the event, the four-wheeler rode into the back of a Cybertruck as the truck's adaptive suspension leaned back for easier loading, and then the ATV plugged in for charging right there in the bed.
Tesla has received 146 , 000 reservations to order the Tesla Cybertruck , pulling in some $ 14 . 6 million in deposits just two days after the company’s How many of those deposits will convert to actual orders for the truck , which is currently priced between ,900 and ,900, is impossible to predict.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The cracked window glass occurred during a demonstration on the strength of the glass. Elon Musk on Saturday said that Tesla has received 146 , 000 Cybertruck orders so far.
It's also important to stress that these are deposits, not absolute commitments to buy the Cybertruck. Tesla wound upof Model 3 deposits from customers that either didn't want to wait or lost interest. A lot can happen between now and the Cybertruck's late 2021 production window, and we wouldn't be surprised if some of those 146,000 back away.
146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
Tesla Cybertruck will join Dubai's eclectic police fleet .
Dubai's police force is well-known for incorporating supercars and other oddities into its fleet, but its latest might be the most eccentric to date. The law enforcement agency has revealed that it'll add Tesla's Cybertruck to its stable -- it claims this will happen in 2020, but that's clearly not happening when production doesn't start until late 2021. Commander-in-Chief Maj Gen. Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri explained that this would help "enhance security presence" in tourist spots like the Burj Khalifa. Goodness knows you're less likely to speed if an electric death wedge is likely to hunt you down.