Tesla has already accumulated more than 1 million Cybertruck reserves, according to the latest count, which represents the great momentum that the electric truck has.
Notably, when Tesla introduced the Cybertruck in November 2019, the automaker began accepting reservations with refundable deposits of $ 100, the company’s lowest deposit amount.
The amount of money is a minor compromise over Tesla’s other vehicles, but it helped deliver more impressive numbers.
CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla received more than 250,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck within a week of unveiling the vehicle.
Typically, Tesla gets a lot of bookings shortly after a presentation, then gradually tapers off, but that wasn’t the case with the Cybertruck.
By June 2020 the number of reservations had risen to more than 650,000 for Cybertruck and now a tally placed them at more than 1 million.
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The count also keeps track of the different settings, and the mixture has remained constant with 48% for the dual engine, 44.5% for the tri engine, and only 7.5% of reserve holders are requesting the basic version of a single engine.
Tesla is trying to get the Cybertruck into production by the end of the year, and Musk stated that the automaker would try to bring the dual-engine and tri-engine to market first.
Those two electric trucks will have between 300 and 500 miles of range and will be equipped with two- and three-engine powertrains.
However, Musk also warned that delays are possible as Tesla is still working on the construction of the Gigafactory Texas, where the Cybertruck will be produced, and the company would face challenges as the electric truck is designed with an exoskeleton.
The counterpart is that Tesla could push first deliveries until 2022, when Cybertruck will have more competition in the electric truck segment.
Written by | Gabriel Sayago