We've finally gotten official confirmation — well, as official as we're going to get from Tesla — that the Cybertruck electric pickup has been delayed until 2022.
Talking with stand-up comic Joe Rogan, the billionaire also doubled down on his critique of stay-at-home orders imposed by U.S. states to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Musk said states' lockdown orders were "unconstitutional" and would not hold up before the U.S. Supreme Court if challenged. The interview marked Musk's second appearance on Rogan's podcast, which is videotaped and published online.
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Musk has been promoting the Cybertruck on Twitter and cryptically tweeting out updates to the number of orders the company has received since the launch late Thursday. After more than 50 interaction on Twitter since the launch, he tweeted "250k" on Tuesday night in an apparent reference to the number of orders. Tesla opened preorders immediately after the unveiling and allowed potential buyers to book the truck by depositing a fully refundable $100, compared with the $1,000 it charged for book
Lego seems to have been inspired by recent events to bring its own vision fo the truck of the future to the world – behold this bold design statement in all its glory. Clearly, Lego is having a go at Elon Musk and the Tesla Cybertruck that he unveiled last week – which was... divisive in its reception, to say the least. The Lego version is "guaranteed shatterproof," Lego notes on Twitter, which is a jab at the failed demo wherein Musk had designer Franz von Holzhausen hurl a large metal ball
Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his spacy Cybertruck have ignited a frenzy over electric pickups, and at least seven other U.S. automakers expect to build new battery-powered trucks by 2021. Companies ranging from General Motors Co to startup Lordstown Motors Corp have said they plan to introduce electric pickups over the next two years, and are scheduled to build up to 250,000 a year by 2024, according to industry analysts. If demand falls that far short of production targets, "there are going to be
Tesla opened preorders immediately, however, and allowed potential buyers to book the truck by depositing just $100, compared to the $1,000 Tesla charged for booking Model 3 sedans in 2016, drawing the flood of reservations and sending the company's shares back up on Monday. From touting the features of the new vehicle to taking a dig at Ford rival F-150 pickup truck, Musk has been tweeting furiously to boost sales since Thursday's launch. The billionaire has long been using his 30 milli
"146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor", Musk said in a tweet, adding separately that the orders were achieved without any advertising or paid endorsements. At the launch, Musk had taken aim at the design, power and durability of mainstream trucks, only to be shaken when the windows of Tesla's new vehicle shattered while being tested. With a starting price of $39,900, the Cybertruck's angular body in gun-metal grey resembles an armoured vehicle.