Elon Musk says Tesla has received almost 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews.
Musk further added that the brand was able to reach the number "with no advertising and no paid endorsement".
Of these orders, 17% opted for the single motor, 42% for the dual-motor, and 41% for the triple-motor edition.
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Not everyone likes the Cybertruck's hard-angle design, but Musk on Sunday also offered an explanation for this: the steel alloy is so strong that the pressing machines would break if Tesla went for a curved design. "Even bending it requires a deep score on inside of bend, which is how the prototype was made".
While releasing a series of specs last week for Cybertruck, which is scheduled to start deliveries as soon as late 2021, Musk called up a video of the the pickup in a tug-of-war against Ford's best-selling F-150. Not bad when you take into account the Cybertruck's "Armor Glass" windows shattered during a demo that entailed throwing a solid metal ball at it.
Elon Musk has not yet responded to the challenge, but the pinned tweet at the top of his Twitter account is a photo of the Cybertruck with the caption: "Better truck than an F-150, faster than a Porsche 911".