Founder and CEO Elon Musk on Saturday stated that his company Tesla had received over 200,000 orders for it’s Cybertruck that was botched during an embarrassing unveiling recently.
If a person is looking to own the Cybertruck then they must pay Tesla a refundable, $100 “pre-order fee.” In his boastful tweet on Saturday, Musk conflated orders with pre-orders, which are distinct from a final commitments to purchase the Cybertruck.
On Saturday, the CEO wrote: “146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor.” on his twitter account.
According to the Cybertruck Motor Vehicle Pre-Order Agreement on Tesla’s website on Saturday, this fee is fully refundable. But to actually purchase the Bladerunner-inspired Tesla Cybertruck, customers also have to take other steps
“After you submit your completed pre-order and the options you selected become available in production, we will invite you to complete the configuration of your Vehicle. We will then issue you the Vehicle Configuration and Final Price Sheet based on the base price of the model and any options included or that you select.”
Pre-orders for the Cybertruck are one indication that Tesla still is the best in the industry when it comes to marketing.
Tesla unveiled its Cybertruck design and specifications at a promotional event in Los Angeles. The vehicle looks like a big metallic trapezoid and has a starting price of $39,900 (Shs. 147,702,259).
Tesla Cybertruck was in for a world of shame when its amoured windows ended up breaking during the event
At the unveiling, Musk tried to showcase the Cybertruck’s durability by having the company’s design chief throw a metal ball at one of the it’s armored glass windows. The window ended up cracking. Then another ball was thrown at another window and it shattered, too.
But according to the billionaire who has invested much in electric cars, they had carried out previous tests in the field.
“We threw wrenches, we threw everything even literally the kitchen sink at the glass and it didn’t break. For some weird reason, it broke now,” a humorous Musk said at the event.
“I don’t know why. We will fix it in post.” The stunt helped make the Cybertruck the subject of memes and media coverage around the world.
“The shattering of the truck’s unbreakable glass windows during the live demonstration was not a good start,” Deutsche Bank said in a note.
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