Musk indicates Tesla has 200,000 orders for Cybertruck

Reuters California Nov 25, 2019, 01.41 PM(IST)

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk stands in front of the company's first electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck after it was unveiled in Los Angeles, California Photograph:( Reuters )

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The company's website shows that an immediate payment of $100 is required to reserve an order for the Cybertruck, which has a starting price of $39,900

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk indicated in a tweet on Sunday that the electric carmaker received 200,000 orders for its electric pickup truck within three days of its launch.

Musk, who has been regularly tweeting about the Cybertruck's features since its launch late Thursday, has also been updating his followers with the number of orders the company has received.

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In an earlier tweet, Musk said the company had received 146,000 orders for Cybertruck and tweeted again on Sunday saying "200K" - an apparent reference to the number of orders.

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The company's website shows that an immediate payment of $100 is required to reserve an order for the Cybertruck, which has a starting price of $39,900.

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The launch of its futuristic pickup on Thursday suffered a setback when the electric vehicle's "armored glass" windows shattered in a much-anticipated unveiling. The overall look of the electric vehicle had worried Wall Street on Friday, driving the automaker's shares to close 6.1 per cent lower.

During the launch, Musk had taken aim at the design, power, and durability of mainstream trucks, only to be shaken when he boasts about his new vehicle's windows backfired.

Separately, Musk said the Cybertruck is Tesla's last product unveil for a while.

Tesla plans to start manufacturing the Cybertruck around late-2021.