LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews.
The Tesla CEO tweeted Saturday that the company received 146,000 orders for the wedge-shaped “Cybertruck” since its unveiling Thursday night.READ MORE: Panel Selects Archie Willams as New Name for Drake High in Marin County
Musk said 17% of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42% are for the dual-motor version and 41% are for the tri-motor model.
The much-hyped unveiling went off script when its supposedly unbreakable window glass splintered twice when hit with a large metal ball. Some analysts panned the truck’s blocky, angular looks.READ MORE: East Bay Fire Departments Ready Their Resources for Dry, Dangerous Season
Placing an order costs buyers $100, which Tesla says is fully refundable.
Tesla has said the “Cybertruck,” which starts at $39,900, will be in production in 2021.MORE NEWS: Evacuations Ordered as Wildfire Burns in Butte County North of Chico
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