Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk claimed on Twitter that the company’s new electric pickup truck has secured almost 150,000 orders just two days after its big reveal went embarrassingly wrong. The company’s co-founder struggled on stage in California on Thursday when the vehicle’s armored glass windows cracked in a demonstration intended to prove their durable design.
Musk on Saturday tweeted that Tesla had already received 146,000 orders from considered owners. “146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41 percent tri & 17 percent single motor,” Musk wrote.
Moreover, the industrial-looking Cybertruck will be able to go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in about three seconds, the Tesla chief executive claimed in his presentation. He also said that the entry-level model will have a starting price of $39,900 and a 400-kilometer range, whereas the deluxe option will be able to travel twice the distance and will sell for $69,900.
However, the release date of the same has not yet confirmed but analysts say that it would not be ready before the end of 2021 at the earliest.