Tesla Cybertruck is creating a record of sorts. The automaker has already received 1.87 lakh orders for the electric pickup truck, which was unveiled on November 22. The tremendous interest in the Cybertruck comes even after the "ultra-strong" armoured glass windows of the vehicle shattered while demonstrating their damage tolerance at the much-anticipated showcase.
In a tweet today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker has garnered 1.87 lakh orders for the Cybertruck. Earlier on November 24, Musk had informed that 1.46 lakh orders were received, with 42 per cent customers going for dual, 41 per cent tri and 17 per cent single motor variants. He had also claimed that the orders were secured "with no advertising and no paid endorsement".
Tesla Cybertruck's production is expected to begin in late 2020. The electric pickup truck is available in three trims -- single motor RWD with a range of over 250 miles, dual-motor AWD with a range of more than 300 miles and tri-motor AWD with a range in the north of 500 miles.
The single motor RWD variant of the Cybertruck can go from 0 to 60 mph in below 6.5 seconds and has a towing capacity of over 7,500 pounds, while the dual-motor AWD trim can make 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds and boasts of a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds. Tesla claims that the tri-motor AWD variant of the vehicle is good for 0-60 mph in less than 2.9 seconds and gets a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds.
Tesla Cybertruck features an ultra-hard 30Xcold-rolled stainless-steel body and armoured glass. The vehicle comes with an adaptive air suspension that can be raised and lowered four inches in either direction. As many as six adults can fit in the cabin of the electric pickup truck. Besides, there is a 17-inch touchscreen with an all-new customised user interface.
Tesla Cybertruck single motor RWD is priced at USD 39,900. The dual-motor AWD and tri-motor AWD variants are available for USD 49,900 and USD 69,900, respectively. The self-driving option is USD 7,000 more expensive.