Tesla boss Elon Musk has been tweeting regularly about the Cybertruck since its unveiling last week, and suggested on Wednesday that the company had 250,000 orders for its angular electric pickup truck -- a jump of 50,000 from the number he hinted at on Sunday.
"Sledgehammer impact on door cracked base of glass, which is why steel ball didn't bounce off. Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time ... " he confirmed to a follower.
Tesla's Cybertruck offers a startling new take on the pickup truck -- it's like something out of a sci-fi movie. There's even an ATV that can fit inside the truck's bed. But it's not the only electric-powered pickup truck driving toward the market. There's the Rivian R1T for one, and the Bollinger B2 for another.
Pickup trucks are wildly popular with American consumers, with almost 3 million sold in 2018.
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Reserving a Cybertruck costs $100, with options ranging from $39,900 to $69,900, and production will begin in late 2021. Musk noted that the truck will be Tesla's "last product unveil for a while," but promised more announcements in 2020. He also said the company is likely to offer "a smaller Cybertruck" eventually.
Tesla didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Originally published Nov. 25. Update, Nov. 27: Adds Musk suggestion that Tesla has 250,000 orders.
Tesla Cybertruck is like nothing else, and it'll be built in Austin