Musk raised concerns
To say that the Tesla Cybertruck got a lot of attention would be an understatement. Already at the presentation in November 2019, opinions about the extraordinary electric truck were shared. There were good and bad reviews and especially the bizarre appearance of the truck caused a lot of ridicule. In addition, the live test of the shatterproof glass on stage was not passed. In an episode of the “Third Row Tesla” podcast, Musk admitted that he too initially had doubts about the success of the Cybertruck: “I wasn’t sure whether nobody would buy it or whether many people would buy it.”
The Cybertruck reveal is the scene they put in an Elon biopic to communicate “hitting rock bottom”
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) November 22, 2019
The team was well received
With his concerns, Musk also turned to his team and reassured the makers of the controversial truck. “I told the team: ‘Listen, if nobody wants to buy the truck, we could still build one that looks like the other trucks,” Musk said on the podcast. “Like ‘OK, that was a strange mistake, but now we’re going to make one that looks like the others.” Musk was repeatedly criticized by the media for the cyber truck and its futuristic design, and the appearance of the cyber truck was not always well received, especially on Twitter. But so the electric truck attracted a lot of attention, which in turn benefits Tesla and Musk.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2019
Cybertruck in high demand
After initial doubts, Elon Musk made it clear on Twitter that he did not have to worry about the future of the cyber truck. A few days after the premiere, he only posted the number “200k”, referring to the pre-orders of the cyber truck. Two days later, on November 27, Musk announced in a tweet that the electric truck had already been reserved 250,000 times.