According to a data tracker relying on crowd-sourced information, the highly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck has now received more than 1.9 million orders. During an earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk expressed how overwhelming the demand for the Cybertruck has been, stating it’s “so off the hook, you can’t even see the hook.”
Given Tesla’s plan to manufacture 375,000 Cybertrucks annually at its peak capacity, it’s estimated that Tesla Cybertruck wait times are now in excess of five years. However, it’s worth noting that a significant number of reservation holders may not proceed with their purchase, as reserving a Cybertruck only required a $100 deposit.
The production of the Cybertruck is currently taking place at Giga Texas. However, there’s a possibility that the Cybertruck could be produced at the new Giga Mexico plant once it becomes operational.
It remains to be seen whether the Cybertruck will be available outside of North America. Although customers in Tesla’s European and Asian markets can already pre-order the truck, its large size and heavy weight may present significant challenges for international sales. For instance, in several European countries, it might be classified as a commercial truck or semi due to its dimensions.
During the earnings call, Musk also highlighted the Cybertruck’s innovative features. Musk emphasized that the Cybertruck incorporates a considerable amount of new technology, setting it apart from any other vehicle on the road.
Over the past two years, the number of reservations for the Cybertruck has nearly doubled, going from 1 million pre-orders in May 2021 to the current count of over 1.9 million.
Initially, the electric truck was promised to have a range of 620 miles for the top-of-the-line quad-motor version when it was revealed in November 2019. However, recent sources suggest that this version is now less likely to make it to production, and instead, it is expected to debut with a 350-mile range.