Production delays don’t stop Tesla Cybertruck from getting 1.6 million pre-orders

Tesla unveiled its first Cybertruck prototype in November 2019, and since then it has been one of the brand’s most anticipated electric vehicles. The all-electric pickup truck was supposed to go into production in late 2021, but Tesla failed to deliver on its promise. The automaker has since delayed the start of production several times. Currently, the automaker claims that initial production of the EV will begin in mid-2023. However, this delay does not prevent consumers from pre-ordering vehicles. A crowdsourced reservation tracker unaffiliated with Tesla claims the Cybertruck has received more than 1.6 million reservations to date.

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November 24, 2022 at 09:58 am

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Interestingly, despite production delays and price and specification changes, consumer enthusiasm for the Tesla Cybertruck has never waned. The latest information reinforces this belief. While the figures come from unofficial sources, Tesla itself hasn’t revealed details of EV pre-orders for a long time. Interestingly, the same crowdsourced tracker claimed in May 2021 that the Cybertruck had reached 1 million pre-orders, that number would reach 1.25 million by August last year, and 1.3 million by November 2021.

Online search data proves that the weird-looking Tesla Cybertruck remains one of the most anticipated electric vehicles, along with the second-generation Tesla Roadster. The number of unofficial trackers is also impressive, showing that interest in the upcoming electric pickup truck has never waned.

The Tesla Cybertruck is available for preorder for a fully refundable deposit of $100. This prompted many interested buyers to pre-order the vehicle. However, confirmed orders may not match pre-orders. But even if 10% of the claimed pre-orders turn into actual orders, that would create very strong demand for the vehicle, which lacks pricing information and specs, about half a year before it is expected to go into production.

First published date: Nov 24, 2022 at 09:58 AM CST

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