Fans won't get their Cybertruck orders for at least one year, with production scheduled to commence in late 2021 for the dual- and single-motor models, while the tri-motor model won't reach production until "late 2022".
Tesla co-founder, product architect and CEO, Elon Musk confirmed that "1,46,000 orders have been made for the recently unveiled Cybertruck so far", which is an impressive number considering the fact that it had only been 48 hours since the unveiling of the truck when the statement was made.
The truck, made of stainless steel used in rockets and priced at $39,900 and above, failed to impress Wall Street last week after its "armored glass" windows shattered in a launch demonstration and analysts argued the design would not have mass appeal.
More than 200,000 customers have placed a deposit to pre-order Tesla's Cybertruck.
We're pretty sure many attendees (as well as some of those watching the live stream) at first thought it was a joke, and that the "real" Tesla pickup would be presented after this ridiculous, futuristic triangle on wheels.
From touting the features of the new vehicle to taking a dig at Ford rival F-150 pick-up truck, Musk has been tweeting furiously to boost sales since Thursday's launch.
The billionaire has always been using his 30 million Twitter followers as a platform to sell Tesla's vehicles, but landed in trouble past year when he tweeted he would be taking Tesla private before later withdrawing the statement. Musk responded to Adib's comment to confirm this theory saying, "Yup". The question is, can it make a dent in the market?