Elon Musk says Tesla Cybertruck has 200,000-plus reservations to its name

If Tesla sticks to its timeline, the Cybertruck will land in late 2021.


For the first time since last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave us an idea of how many people have raised their hand to reserve the wildly futuristic Tesla Cybertruck.

The number is “at least 200,000.” Musk made the comment during an interview with Automotive News on Sunday, and it’s a significantly lower figure than the running total compiled by a crowdsourced list. Fans keeping track of their order numbers estimated that there have been approximately 727,000 reservations for the electric pickup truck. That’s a

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If Tesla Cybertruck fails, CEO Elon Musk has another pickup truck plan

Too weird? Tesla will just build something different.

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In some cheeky comments over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk detailed his backup plan if the upcoming Cybertruck ends up a loser. It’s not terribly intricate.

In an interview with Automotive News published Sunday, Musk said Tesla will simply build a “normal” and “copycat” sort of pickup, should the Cybertruck fail. The Tesla CEO poked fun at the segment the Cybertruck plans to invade and talked about the numerous trucks on sale. Market research? That was a big nope from Tesla, with Musk saying the company spent zero time

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Tesla Cybertruck will change color if you hit it with a flamethrower, but you definitely shouldn’t

Just don’t.

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If you were (un)fortunate enough to be an import car enthusiast in the early-to-mid aughts, you might remember the popularity of burnt titanium finishes, especially on exhaust tips. The cool thing is that you don’t need titanium to get those kinds of wild color changes on metal. Stainless steel will do that too.

Why am I talking about heat staining on steel? Well, it would seem as though the curious minds on Twitter asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk if they turned their Boring Company not-a-flamethrowers on their future Cybertrucks, could they get them to

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Tesla Cybertruck: Everything we know about this Austin-bound electric pickup

Tesla’s unmistakably angular Cybertruck will be built in Austin, Texas at Tesla’s second US Gigafactory.

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Tesla’s Cybertruck debuted last November, and even now, over a half a year later, it’s still one of the most polarizing automobile designs to debut in decades — maybe ever. In fact, you could say it’s driving a wedge between the various factions of the automotive community. Some people think it looks brutal, aggressive and rugged like some kind of electric, dystopian Matrix bro-dozer. Others think it looks like something that Ikea might offer as its first flat-pack vehicle. 

But what do

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