Musk boasts of nearly 150,000 Cybertruck orders despite launch gaffe

Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck – despite its botched launch earlier this week.

The firm’s CEO Elon 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 the Cybertruck’s windows splintered twice despite Mr Musk bragging about the strength of the glass on the futuristic, stainless steel-skinned vehicle.

He told the audience in California: “You want a truck that’s really tough, not fake tough.

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“You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won’t scratch, doesn’t dent.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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