— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 27, 2019
The new all-electric pickup truck from Tesla was announced on 21 November with deposits for the truck being taken at $100 each. This deposit is entirely refundable, with the single and dual-motor only hitting production during 2021. The tri-motor, the highest performance variant, will be released a year after that.
Elon Musk has previously stated the percentages of model sales, with 17% buying the single motor, 42% buying the dual motor, and 41% buying the tri-motor. At the current prices of $39,900, $49,900, and $69,900 respectively, Elon will make an estimated revenue of approximately $14 billion (£10.8 billion).
146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2019
We have to bear in mind, though, that these are refundable deposits. It’s likely that at least a small proportion of these deposits will be refunded by people who either decide to not go through with the purchase, or have used this to post on social media with no intentions to buy eventually.
We’re very interested to see how these deposits align with final sales, and then comparing those to Model S, X and 3 sales, plus the Y which will be coming soon.