Tesla Cybertruck is so unique it could be a flop: Elon Musk

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When the Tesla Cybertruck rolled onto the stage for the first time in November 2019, its unique futuristic design took everyone by surprise. Many have since warmed up to the electric pickup truck with it amassing more than 1 million reservations since it was unveiled.

Despite those massive numbers, there are some that believe its unique design could be its downfall, and the likes of the Rivian R1T and the GMC Hummer EV will eventually outsell it. In that category is The Truth About Cars, which published a story on the Cybertruck saying it would be the automaker’s first product flop.

Surprisingly another person that think its might not sell well is none other than Elon Musk himself. When responding to the story on Twitter, the Tesla CEO said it just might be a flop because of its unique design.

Showing his passion for the products he helps design, Musk added that he loves it so much he doesn’t care even if others don’t like it and it has weak sales numbers.

What exactly that alien design will finally look like when it enters production is still unknown. Musk has revealed a few tidbits about it, saying it would have no door handles and most recently revealing it will have four-wheel steering.

He added to that today saying it will be “almost exactly the same” as the prototype, with only a few small tweaks “to make it slightly better.”

Whether the Cybertruck ends up being a hit or not is a question that will go unanswered for a while yet. Tesla’s website is still indicating production will begin later this year, but with Giga Texas still under construction that target will likely soon shift to early 2022.

But with more than 1 million reservations already placed for the truck, if even 50% of those initial orders convert into paid customers, it will undoubtedly be considered a success and a huge money maker for Tesla.

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