- Elon Musk revealed that the Cybertruck electric pickup truck has hit 200,000 pre-orders. Musk also pointed out why the window shattered during a demo.
Last week, Tesla Motors revealed the upcoming Cybertruck electric pickup truck vehicle and opened it up for pre-orders. And on Sunday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has published a tweet that the Cybertruck has now received pre-orders of 200,000:
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2019
This proves that there is a lot of excitement around the Tesla Cybertruck despite the botched demonstration where a steel ball thrown at the “shatterproof” window ended up cracking it. On social media, many people immediately started poking fun at the tank-like design of the Cybertruck.
So why did the “shatterproof” window crack? Musk pointed out that when Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen threw a steel ball at the driver’s side window of the truck, it was after a big sledgehammer was used to bash on the doors. The sledgehammer was used to show how strong the truck’s body panels were.
The impact of the sledgehammer on the doors also damaged the glass of the windows. That also explains why the steel ball did not bounce off.
“Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time …” said Musk in a tweet.
Musk tweeted a figure of 187,000 pre-orders as of 3:04 PM ET on November 29 and then 6 hours later is when he tweeted the 200,000 unit milestone. And the most expensive variant of the Cybertruck was the most popular. The Cybertruck can be pre-ordered for $100 and it is “fully refundable.”
The most expensive version is priced at $69,900. And less than 20% pre-ordered the single-motor version at $39,900. Musk pointed out that these pre-orders are coming in without having to advertise or make paid endorsements.
One of the most high-profile pre-orders comes from renowned gadget reviewer Marques Brownlee. In this video, Brownlee explained why he pre-ordered one:
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