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Tesla boss on Sunday.has been tweeting regularly about the Cybertruck since its , and suggested on Wednesday that the company had 250,000 orders for its angular electric pickup truck — a jump of 50,000 from the number he hinted at
On Monday, Musk offered an explanation about how the truck’s “armor glass” was after the body held up to multiple sledgehammer strikes during its reveal event.
“Sledgehammer impact on door cracked base of glass, which is why steel ball didn’t bounce off. Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time … ” he confirmed to a follower.
Tesla’s Cybertruck offers a startling new take on the pickup truck — it’s like something out of a sci-fi movie. There’s even an ATV that can fit inside the truck’s bed. But it’s not the onlydriving toward the market. There’s the Rivian R1T for one, and the Bollinger B2 for another.
Pickup trucks are wildly popular with American consumers, with almost 3 million sold in 2018.
Meanwhile,to ramp up production of its sedan and is looking to start production of the Model Y crossover, and has promised a new Tesla Roadster.
Tesla didn’t immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Originally published Nov. 25.
Update, Nov. 27: Adds Musk suggestion that Tesla has 250,000 orders.
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