Tesla got over 146 thousand pre-orders within two days of its Cybertruck unveiling
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, posted on his Twitter page that following the unveiling of the Cybertruck, the EV manufacturer received over 146,000 pre-orders within two days. Musk added that the company did not advertise the car outside the unveiling.
To reserve a Cybertruck, a potential customer had to pay $100 in advance – this means that Tesla could receive as much as $14.6 million after 146 thousand pre-orders.
Consumers have the option to cancel their order at any time, and Tesla will subsequently refund the paid $100. One the futuristic electric pickup truck is finally produced in 2021, the total cost of the Cybertruck, depending on the configuration, ranges from $39,900 to $69,900 thousand.
Out of the 146 thousand pre-orders, only 17% chose the single-engine model, and the remaining 83% was split almost in half at 41% picking the two-engine model and 42% going with the with the three-engine configuration.
CNBC notes that $100 is quite a small pre-order amount for Tesla. For example, to reserve a Model 3, customers had to dish out one thousand dollars per car, and to get a Model Y crossover, two and a half thousand.