Tesla is going to fulfill 200,000 orders for its recently announced electric pickup truck, according to a tweet from Elon Musk, Chief Executive Officer.
A report from Reuters cites musk in saying all of those orders came within three days of the truck’s launch.
Musk also tweeted regular updates about the cybertruck, updating followers on the number of orders the company received for it. News of its launch happened last Thursday, and by Sunday, 200K was the new estimate.
In order to secure an order for the cybertruck, one has to shell out $100. The starting price of the machine is $39,900, but manufacturing won’t begin until late 2021, says Musk.
These are fairly positive pieces of news for the futuristic company, but they did suffer one setback. Reuters reports:
“The launch of its futuristic pickup on Thursday suffered a setback when the electric vehicle’s “armored glass” windows shattered in a much-anticipated unveiling. The overall look of the electric vehicle had worried Wall Street on Friday, driving the automaker’s shares to close 6.1% lower.”
During the launch, Musk had taken aim at the design, power and durability of mainstream trucks, only to be shaken when his boast about his new vehicle’s windows backfired.
Musk says this Cybertruck is Tesla’s last product unveil for a while, and that might be a good thing if incidents such as the one described above continue to occur in front of audiences like that.