Tesla Cybertruck Surpassed 1.9 Million Pre-Orders, More Than the Population of Phoenix

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The Tesla Cybertruck has been pre-ordered by more than 1.9 million people. That is more than the entire population of, let's say, Phoenix or Philadelphia. People continue to reserve an electric pickup truck, even though waiting times have become huge.
All the setbacks and delays only seem to have motivated the Tesla customers. Their interest in what was supposed to be America's first electric pickup truck has been skyrocketing, even though other carmakers have rolled off similar models. Rivian's R1T and Ford's F-150 Ligthning have been available for quite some time.

But there is no truck like the Cybertruck. It comes with an angular design and with intimidating proportions and is, as CEO Elon Musk claimed, packed with technology, even though "it doesn't look like it." At the Earnings Call this past Wednesday, the Tesla reps said that it is "the first truck that we're aware of that will have four doors over a six-foot bed and will fit into a 20-foot garage."

"It doesn't look like any other vehicle because it is not like any other vehicle," Elon Musk added.

The 1.9 million pre-order mark has been surpassed just days after Elon Musk said that the demand for the model was "so off the hook, you can't even see the hook." On Friday afternoon, the exact number was of 1,943,876 and counting. That would be over $194 million if we consider the $100 deposit that people pay to reserve an example. Of course, they can back off at any moment and have their money back in an instant.

Waiting times have extended to around five years. By that time, the pickup truck should go through a facelift. But knowing Tesla, we can't say that for sure.

The reservation pace must have ramped up following Tesla's announcement referring to the Cybertruck entering production at Giga Texas. The company uploaded a photo on Twitter, showing the truck surrounded by workers flashing a hand sign that eventually turned out to be a reference to the angular shape of the vehicle.

Back in May 2021, Elon Musk hinted at an already impressive number: one million reservations. One year and a half had passed since the official unveiling of the Cybertruck, when the so-called 'unbreakable' windows of the vehicle smashed on stage after getting hit with a baseball bat and a metal ball.

The most affordable of the Cybertrucks, the Single Motor version, reportedly starts at $49,900. That would be $10,000 than Tesla first announced in 2019. At the opposite end of the lineup, there is the Quad Motor version, supposedly kicking off at $99,900. There is, though, no official information regarding prices. We'll probably find out more when deliveries start, towards the end of the year.

The data is provided by Teslarati, citing a crowd-sourced tracker, which might not be entirely accurate.
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