The Washington Post reports:
Tesla has received 146,000 preorders for its all-electric Cybertruck, chief executive Elon Musk said Saturday, two days after the futuristic vehicle’s grand reveal went viral when its supposedly unbreakable windows shattered onstage.
With an angular design, a stainless steel “exoskeleton” and an overall look that some fans have called “post apocalyptic,” the Cybertruck stands out from the typical pickup truck. It’s Tesla’s effort to break into a market dominated by Ford, showcased on the heels of Ford’s unveiling of a fully electric Mustang.
Demand for the Cybertruck comes despite “no advertising & no paid endorsement,” Musk tweeted. His number was a reflection of customer interest, not sales: Preorders involve a $100 deposit that Tesla says is “fully refundable.”