When Tesla finally unveiled its much anticipated Cybertruck, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Musk wanted to show that the Cybertruck was the strongest and most durable truck in the market. So, they decided to experiment.
First, they used different objects to smash the windows of both an average truck and then did the same to the Cybertruck. The plan was to demonstrate that the Cybertruck can withstand anything. Surprisingly, when both trucks were smashed, the window glass in both trucks shattered. This wasn’t on the script. But despite the mishap, it seems the Tesla Cybertruck has been an instant hit.
The truck is already raking up so much interest around the world. According to Tesla, the company has received more than 200,000 orders. Going by the average price of one single truck reservation, Tesla made over $20 million in less than 48 hours.
The Tesla Cybertruck is available in three versions. The first one is the rear-wheel drive that comes with a range of up to 250 miles. Tesla will be selling this truck for $39,900. The second version is the dual-motor all-wheel drive. The truck has a 300-mile range and will be starting at $49,900. The third and final option is the tri-motor all-wheel-drive truck. The vehicle will sell for $69,900 and features a range of 500 miles.
According to Elon Musk, 42% of all the reservations they have received so far are for the dual-motor truck with the 250-mile range. 41% of customers have also preordered the tri-motor option while only 17% have ordered the rear-wheel-drive truck.
Despite this growing interest, this boxy electric cyber truck isn’t yet ready to ship. Customers making pre-orders may have to wait for a while before they get the trucks. Production for the single motor trucks will start in 2021. The tri-motor trucks, on the other hand, won’t start production until 2022.
But it seems customers are interested in going by the reservations so far. Tesla doesn’t usually release its reservation numbers but it seems this time around the company is opening up to the public. Reservations are designed to help the company raise some money to fund the next line of cars in its production plans.
Customers are required to pay a small fee to reserve their car even if it won’t be ready a few years down the line. This way, Tesla gets to prop up its cash strapped operation and speed up the production of cars. The company looks at the high number of reservations for the Cybertruck as a good sign. The truck market is highly competitive and there are already established companies in that space. Wrestling a small bit of that market won’t be easy for the company.