Gamblers back Musk's Tesla as Cybertruck orders inch closer to 250,000

Topics Tesla | Elon Musk

Orders for Tesla’s electric pickup Cybertruck are inching closer to the record set by the company’s Model 3 sedans in 2016, with company head Elon Musk signalling 250,000 customers have now lined up to buy the new vehicle less than a week after its launch.

The flood of reservations has been encouraged by Tesla's cut-price $100 deposit to place a booking and a steady drum beat of promotion from the Silicon Valley billionaire to his millions of social media followers. He tweeted “250k” on Tuesday night in an.....

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