Three years ago Elon Musk announced an electric vehicle with a futuristic retro style, namely the Tesla Cybertruck. Even though until now the Cybertruck news is still confusing, automotive enthusiasts are still patiently waiting for when the car will be launched.
According to a statement made by Tesla, the number of people who have pre-ordered the Cybertruck has reached 1.5 million. There is only one question, “Will this meet the expectations of automotive enthusiasts?”
Elon Musk first showcased the Tesla Cybertruck at a controversial launch in 2019. At the event, Musk touted the vehicle's performance and durability.
At the event, he took a hammer and started hitting the car body and the car body was not dented or scratched at all.
After the hammer, he picked up a rock and threw it at the windshield which he said could not be broken, unfortunately the test run did not go as planned and the windshield shattered.
Despite this embarrassing incident, people still loved the Tesla Cybertruck presentation, and as many as 250,000 people immediately made pre-orders in the first week.
It seems that until now the number of enthusiasts has not decreased over time and the number has reached 1.5 million. However, it should be noted that this does not mean that Tesla has sold 1.5 million units of the Cybertruck.
The EV manufacturer is currently taking a $100 deposit for each pre-order, pending official pricing for the vehicle. This means that anyone with enough cash in their wallet can pre-order it, even if they won't or won't buy it.
While we won't know how many of those 1.5 million people will actually buy the Cybertruck, even now the money coming into the company is staggeringly large, at as much as $150 million.
Tesla's biggest problem is on the production side. In the previous model, many customers waited a very long time for the vehicle to be delivered after placing an order.
However, the company improved a lot in various aspects. Tesla says that the Cybertruck is on track to start production in mid-2023.
Another thing to pay attention to is the price. Elon Musk announced the price of the vehicle at his 2019 event, but the pandemic and global inflation could cause those prices to change.
If Tesla were to deliver the Cybertruck at the price point and with the specifications originally announced in 2019, it's possible that the Cybertruck could outsell the Model Y (Tesla's best-selling model at the moment).