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Tesla’s Cybertruck: Elon Musk hints at 250,000 orders

November 27, 2019 / The Mercury News

It looks like Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is going to let everyone know how successful the Cybertruck is, even with two years to go before the futuristic-looking vehicle officially hits the road. In less than a week since unveiling the Cybertruck, Musk has used his Twitter bully pulpit to provide a running tally of Cybertruck orders. And based on his most-recent update, it would appear that Tesla has a hit on its hands that Musk won’t stop talking about 250k,” Musk tweeted, suggesting that 250,000 people have paid the $100 deposit necessary to reserve a Cybertruck ahead of its release, currently scheduled for late 2021. Musk’s 250,000 update came barely two days after he tweeted out “200k” to signal Tesla had received 200,000 Cybertruck orders. The fact that Tesla has cut the price necessary to put a deposit on one of its vehicles has probably been a factor in the Cybertruck hitting Musk’s claim of 250,000 orders. For its Model 3 sedan, and Model...