When Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck to the world back in November, it brought with it some very polarizing opinions on its style and design. In the weeks that followed, it appeared that Musk did something right, as hundreds of thousands of pre-orders for the Cybertruck poured in.
The last time we looked at the number of pre-orders for the Cybertruck a few weeks after the unveiling, they were trending at a rate of 1 reservation every 2 seconds.
The latest estimate from Cybertruck Owners Club puts the estimated total number of reservations at over 535,000 as of February 18, 2020.
The last time Musk discussed Cybertruck reservation figures was on November 26, 2019 when he tweeted that “250k” pre-orders had been received. This means approximately 285,000 more pre-orders have been received in the 12 weeks since his last update, compared to the 250,000 reservations placed in the first 5 days of ordering.
The 535,000 pre-orders equals an average of 6,011 orders received per day in the 89 days since (and including) reveal night. To compare, the Model 3 received around 518,000 total reservations in 5 months between its unveiling in April 2016 and August 2, 2017.
The popularity of Cybertruck pre-orders even forced Tesla to revisit the production schedule of the electric truck. When pre-orders opened up to the public, the Single Motor version was originally scheduled to be delivered in late 2021, with the Dual and Tri Motor version in late 2022.
But Musk revealed that only 17% of the pre-orders were for the Single Motor version, so the production dates were switched around so the more popular versions of the Cybertruck would be manufactured first. The Dual and Tri motor variants will now be available in late 2021.
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