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Tesla readies Cybertruck

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/25/19, 10:47 am

CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has received 146,000 orders for its new wedge-shaped electric pickup truck. The company unveiled the futuristic model to mixed reviews on Thursday night.

Is it worth it? The truck starts at $39,900 plus a refundable $100 order fee. Its unveiling derailed when Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen broke the truck’s window during a stunt to show how strong the glass was. Some analysts have panned the design, and Tesla shares fell by more than 6 percent on Friday. The Cybertruck is set to go to production in 2021.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift about Musk’s tangle with regulators last year.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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    Posted: Mon, 11/25/2019 03:19 pm

    How much is this costing American taxpayers?

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 11/27/2019 12:24 am

    Just looks too different to me.  I don't mind being different, but these days having a vehicle that is radically different, and thus attention getting, just invites the wrong kind of attention.