Apparently, the broken side window scene at the unveiling event was not enough to impede potential buyers from purchasing the electric-powered pickup truck
It’s no news that tesla recently unveiled its electric-powered pickup truck deviating from the normative electric car production. The entrance of this new variant was an interesting subject for brand supporters and lovers of automobiles who came to witness this feat. Although a certain eventuality pointed out to a flaw in the supposedly infrangible pickup truck, as the side window broke when hit by a metal ball, dousing the credibility of Musk’s claim.
Two days after this event, Elon Musk has revealed that over 146,000 people have placed a deposit for the electric pick-up truck. He also added that this amount of deposits was amassed without having to pay for advertisement or endorsement.
Tesla is offering three versions of the truck: single motor rear-wheel drive with 250 miles of range for $39,900; dual-motor all-wheel drive with 300 miles of range for $49,900; and tri-motor all-wheel drive with 500 miles of range for $69,900. According to Musk, 42 percent of preorders are dual-motor, 41 percent tri-motor, and 17 percent single motor.
Also worthy of note is the fact that these deposits do not constitute absolute commitment to buy the Cybertruck and are refundable should potential buyers lose interest. Meanwhile, a video of the Tesla Cybertruck pulling a Ford F-150 Uphill in a tug of war has been trending for a while now.
Cybertruck pulls F-150 uphill pic.twitter.com/OfaqUkrDI3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019
So far, many are of the opinion that it wasn’t a good comparison, considering that the Cybertruruck took off first among other complains, however, several others believed in the strength that the Tesla Cybertruck holds regardless and that could have contributed to an increasing number of orders which is now approaching the 300,000 mark.