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Elon Musk Claims There’s Already 187,000 “Orders” For Tesla’s Cybertruck

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With such an impressive unveiling that included audible laughter from the audience and two broken windows, it should come as no surprise that Elon Musk fanboys are falling all over one another to throw their money at their "visionary" savior. 

And this seems to be exactly what's happening. That is, of course, if you believe Elon Musk.

Musk claimed yesterday that there were already 146,000 "orders" for Tesla's new Cybertruck. Of course, what Musk meant to say was "pre-orders" or "reservations", and not actual orders. We wonder if Musk's court ordered Twitter-sitter had a chance to approve that Tweet before Musk put it out. 

Today, he claims there are 187,000, meaning the reservations would amount to about $18.7 million in refundable $100 deposits.

And customers obviously have to take additional steps after pre-ordering the Truck. According to Tesla:

“After you submit your completed pre-order and the options you selected become available in production, we will invite you to complete the configuration of your Vehicle. We will then issue you the Vehicle Configuration and Final Price Sheet based on the base price of the model and any options included or that you select.”

Lest we forget Tesla, which also has a couple of additional steps of its own that it needs to take - you know, like actually manufacturing and producing the truck. 

But the fact that almost any millennial living in his or her mothers' basement can scrounge up $100 for a refundable deposit didn't seem to bother the pro-Tesla scholars over at electrek, who figured it was fair game to extrapolate that all 146,000 of the pre-orders announced yesterday would translate to $8 billion in orders. 

Recall, we covered the sh*tshow that was the Cybertruck reveal in detail late last week. As we said then, "a picture is worth a thousand words".

And here's that picture: a truck with two shattered windows that looks like it rolled out of a dumpster heap at a metal scrapyard, being offered for the low low price of just $39,900. 

We also noted on Saturday that Inside EVs had speculated that 200,000 Cybertrucks had already been reserved. 

Reminding its readers that the Model 3 received over 400,000 reservations and that "trucks are considerably more popular than sedans in the U.S.," the blog speculated that "Tesla could already have over 200,000 deposits" for the Cybertruck. The blog based its prediction on "several people who are tracking Cybertruck interest" and reservations that have been posted on Twitter.


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