The Cybertruck was a great boon to the meme economy, but it might also do wonders for Tesla’s revenue.
According to an unofficial tally, the Elon Musk-headed company has secured over half a million pre-orders for its unorthodox electric truck, Electrek reports. Tesla hasn’t updated the numbers in a while, but Cybertruck reservation holders at Cybertruckownersclub.com estimate pre-orders have blown past the 500,000 mark.
“The 522,764 pre-orders represents an average of 5,873 orders received per day in the 89 days since (and including) reveal night,” the data shows. Out of those pre-orders, 17% are for the one-motor version of the Cybertruck, which starts at about $40,000. Pre-orders for the dual- and tri-motor versions are sitting at 42% and 41%, respectively.
Of course, we should take the stats with a grain of salt as these are self-reported numbers. Factoring in that Musk, noted dancer and music producer, hinted the Cybertruck had reached 250,000 pre-orders a week after its release in November, the data seems plausible. We won’t know for sure until Tesla drops more deets, though.
More recently, Tesla top dog Musk has been questioning Bill Gate’s decision to go with a Porsche Taycan over a Tesla — not that he can expect more from someone whose conversation game is “underwhelming” at best.