Last week's Cybertruck unveiling was the talk of both Wall Street and social media as soon as it happened. The bizarre and hugely embarrassing event for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, which we documented at length here, left analysts struggling to say anything nice about the product's potential in a series of sell side notes produced on Friday.
Yet, curiously, one pro-Tesla blog, Inside EVs, is already starting to spread the notion that 200,000 of the trucks may have already been reserved.
Or, as the blog put it: "Has the Silicon Valley automaker racked up more pre-orders for the Cybertruck in a matter of hours than Ford has for the Mustang Mach-E thus far?"
Reminding its readers that the Model 3 received over 400,000 reservations and that "trucks are considerably more popular than sedans in the U.S.," the blog then speculates that "Tesla could already have over 200,000 deposits" for the Cybertruck. The blog bases its prediction on "several people who are tracking Cybertruck interest" and reservations that have been posted on Twitter.
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If Tesla was able to secure such a large number of deposits, it is likely due to the fact that the company is only charging a $100 refundable deposit to reserve the truck.
And don't worry: we're sure if the reservation count is high, Tesla will announce it publicly the next time the stock dips. If it isn't, we may never hear about Cybertruck reservations ever again.