Tesla Cybertruck Reservations Over 535,000

Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders has passed a half million according to an unofficial tally updated by reservation holders. Cybertruck reservation holders at Cybertruckownersclub.com have been tracking pre-orders. They estimate 535,841 pre-orders. This is an average of 5,953 orders received per day in the 90 days since it was revealed.

17% of reservation holders want the single motor $40,000 Cybertruck.

Dual motor and tri-motor versions are an almost even split. The dual-motor is priced at $50,000.

Tesla will release the two higher-end versions of the Cybertruck in late 2021.

Tesla will also release the Cyberquad which is an electric ATV.

SOURCES- Cybertruckownersclub.com, Electrek, Tesla
Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com (Brian also owns Tesla shares.)

39 thoughts on “Tesla Cybertruck Reservations Over 535,000”

  1. Does look like they do quite a bit of breaking: https://www.epa.gov/emission-standards-reference-guide/epa-federal-test-procedure-ftp
    Not that they have sent the truck through the test yet.

    Though, just because a motor can work as a generator it doesn’t mean that a pair of them would not be more efficient.

    Also for your consideration: “When Tesla introduced its first dual-motor all-wheel-drive Model S electric car, in late 2014, the EPA efficiency ratings for the Model S 85D were 12 percent better than its single-motor predecessor, the S 85.” https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1102834_all-wheel-drive-tesla-electric-cars-rated-more-efficient-but-how

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  2. The dual motor has 20% longer range than the single motor version. Doubtfull that you get that much more range out of the same battery with two motors instead of one.

    The single motor version can accelerate at an average of ~0.4 g from 0 to 60 mph. So, it can regenerate at this rate as well. Does the EPA cycle contain a lot of breaking above 0.4 g?

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  3. I think the difference in the range from the single to the double is due to the efficiency gains with 2 motors. It probably regenerates much better.

    You have to consider the weight of the vehicle. One motor is just not likely to get much regen because when you want to stop…you want to stop. So whatever the motor can get in a short time is what it collects…the rest has to be regular brakes and wasted. The more motors there are, the better it can use its momentum for regen.

    I suspect 3 works really well, or they would have used 4.

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  4. The assumptions in the argument that I have problems with:
    — That there is a problem going to a large vehicle. I got out of a midsized sedan and started driving a 6.5 tonne pantech truck. It took me a couple of days before I didn’t notice any more… except it was EASIER to go through city traffic.
    — Lots of people who don’t have pickups now have previously driven passenger vans, horse floats, mum’s range rover etc.

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  5. Lighter and smaller vehicles also require less resources–during construction and for the life of operation. Don’t take your eye off the ball by green washing a monstrosity by a EV-ing it.

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  6. I think the whole point is bunk. The former mini owner will start to drive the cyber truck and five minutes later he/she will be just as good or bad driver as he/she was in the mini. Peactically *all* SUV drivers have made this transition. Its only in the context of the cybertruck that this is sudenly seen as a “problem”….

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  7. With that opaque snark I was leading to – today we have ridiculously large trucks and very less-than-perfect autopilot, and things haven’t gone carmaggedon.

    No one today buys those huge trucks or modifies them that way unless they intend to deal with the visibility handicap.

    And things are progressing pretty well in self-driving tech.

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  8. I think the point is not that we’ll never get there, the point is that we won’t be there when these vehicles start being delivered to their new owners who have never piloted anything larger than a Mini previously.

    Of course that argument contains a couple of assumptions that I have no way of knowing, but it is much more reasonable than “we will never get self-driving”.

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  9. Try using it with a tool box in the bed or load/unloading materials from the back… The design looks like it will imped such access. Of course, for the suburban weekend warrior, who owns one for it’s image alone, it’s going to be great.

    Note for use off-road, it’s too long for trails with switchbacks or other tight turns so I’d dial your 4x4ing expectations back a bit. It also doesn’t look like it’s got very good articulation so it’s never going to be competitive with an old Jeep with a Hotchkiss axle. That 16″ of clearance is for a really long body so the breakover angle is OK but nothing great.

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  10. I think I would wait to see if it has an exterior dirt problem before spending 40,000 dollars on a cyber truck… who wants to always wipe mud and bug splatter off of it just because it’s a weird design and they don’t know how to get the water to drain off of the body correctly for the first model…

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  11. I still think it is butt-ugly. The one thing Tesla needs to do is start thinking about providing different looking models for each category of vehicle. There are a lot of different looking ICE cars. There is going to be a need for a lot of different looking EV.

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  12. Why is this truck NOT targeted for the truck crowd?? It has the locking bed, the payload, the towing, the onboard compressor, the on board power source, will last over 750 K miles, has 4 wheel drive available and has 16 inches of ground clearance etc. Sure some office yuppie who lives in the cities will buy it cause it is the latest “look at me I am cool” toy. But that will wear off and they will sell within a couple of years either chasing the newest toy or they get tired of the parking hassles.

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  13. I prefer a vehicle that is smaller so that it is easier to park and corners better. Plus, EVs are still too expensive and charging infrastructure too limited. I’m guessing it will be another 10 years before I would consider an EV.

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  14. So what the truck did not have regular mirrors and Musk has not historically driven a truck. I own a truck and plan on replacing both my fuel efficient hybrid and my F150 with this truck. Make no mistake Musk will out sell all the other pickup truck manufacturers.

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  15. Prickley just think about it. Lying would place a CEO in deep crap. BTW I ordered the same night. Ended up with two orders by mistake but my brother said he wants the other one. I ordered within 15 minutes of the time Musk announced the trucks could be ordered and my number was about 50,000. The system was jammed and I placed the order three times and received notifications the next morning. At that time there was an even split of 1/3 for each category. So I should be 20K or less on the list.

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  16. It really should be stated – it only takes $100 to ‘pre-order’ AND that is fully refundable.

    So we don’t know how serious these pre-buyers are. Tesla certainly knows that the numbers are inflated versus eventual actual buyers – but likes how the large number of orders gets them news reports – basically free marketing.

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  17. This “truck” doesn’t seem to be targeted at that crowd so it does mean lots more trucks, driven by inexperienced drivers. If this was just a small truck it wouldn’t be so bad, but it’s the length of a utility truck which amplifies the issue.

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  18. When we get to point of there actually being viable self-driving technology available then we’ll have to think about that. 😉

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  19. I think they went quiet to move more Model 3s and Model Ys. You want people buying what you are selling. When Cybertruck is nearly ready, they will probably stoke the fires again. Probably have another demonstration of some type…perhaps a few. Running the Baja would be great…but they probably won’t do that. Mountain climbing with a trailer or something I would guess. Perhaps a very aerodynamic trailer that looks good with the Cypertruck that they will build or contract out. Perhaps collapsing in some way. There are many trailers that change shape for transport, and aerodynamics is very important for EVs. Making trailers isn’t that complex compared with making cars or trucks generally. So it probably would be best to just buyout one of the dozens of trailer makers and make it themselves.

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  20. It does not cost Tesla anything like $10,000 for another electric motor, so the fact that less people ordered the single motor is just good news for Tesla.

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  21. I’m conflicted. I have no love with the redneck morons driving diesel fume emitting mega trucks on the road. Electric trucks would solve this issue. But the last thing we need is more trucks clogging up the highways.

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  22. I placed my order a couple days after the reveal. Tesla could easily push the order count over a million by supporting more publicity. Instead they’ve just gone quiet about CyberTruck. They have no need for more orders. It will take them a few years as it is to work through the order queue. They demonstrated that demand was there.

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  23. 91 000 pre-orders is fairly popular. But if I had to guess why it’s not even more popular, it’d be a lingering suspicion that, like many Musk announcements, it won’t turn up on time.

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  24. I placed my order after the first day but before the 250k was confirmed and my number fits the pattern. The count is based on people reporting their order numbers all along to the forum. It’s accurate.

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  25. Scary for the other drivers on the road perhaps – the hardend steel panels on the Cybertruck will laugh at sideswipe damage. So obviously you just need to get your own Cybertruck.

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  26. That’s a llittle scary given that most of them are supposedly from people that aren’t previous truck owners. I say that because driving something this long takes some getting used to (even Elon’s been seen negotiating a turn wrong and going over the curb) and will result in lots of sideswipe accidents.

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  27. With “250+ mi range” for $40k, I don’t understand why the base model single motor is not more popular. For the same price & range as base Std Range + Model 3 and cheaper than Model Y, that’s a pretty killer deal for 6 seater with a huge enclosed cargo area.

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