Musk has been promoting the Cybertruck on Twitter and cryptically tweeting out updates to the number of preorders the company has received since the launch late Thursday.
After more than 50 interactions on Twitter since the launch, he tweeted “250k” on Tuesday night in an apparent reference to the number of reservations.
The company did not immediately confirm the figure after regular market hours.
just two days after the unveiling of Tesla’s Cybertruck, the automaker’s founder, Elon Musk, tweeted that the company had already sold 146,000 vehicles via preorder, and because these reservations require a $100 USD refundable deposit, Tesla has tallied $14.6 million USD in 48 hours.
Of course, there is no telling how many drivers will actually go through with the purchase of this angular electric truck, whose price ranges from $39,900 USD to $69,900 USD, but it should bring a bit of optimism to the often scrutinized company.
The Cybertruck has been met with a lot of skepticism and polarizing thoughts, many for it and many against, with a large number of Wall Street analysts among the latter. However, with the amount of interest in the obscure-looking car, evident by the aforementioned presale numbers, it may be safe to say Musk has another hit among his loyal followers; safer than the truck’s glass that is.