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Elon Musk claims Tesla has received 146,000 orders for Cybertruck

Elon Musk has claimed Tesla has received 146,000 orders for their Cybertruck.

Despite admitting the electric pickup truck had some "room for improvement" after its "armoured glass" shattered at its launch last week, the firm's CEO says there has been plenty of interest and already thousands of people putting down orders for the sci-fi inspired automobile, with almost half opting for the dual version.

He tweeted: "146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor (sic)"

This is despite the disastrous official unveiling of the Cybertruck at the Tesla's SpaceX rocket factory in Los Angeles.

After Franz von Holzhausen, the head of design, smashed the driver's window with a metal ball as part of a planned test, Musk admitted: "Oh my f***ing God, well, maybe that was a little too hard."

His colleague then cracked another window, and he said: "It didn't go through, so that's a plus side."

Before he added that there was "Room for improvement."

So far, the Cybertruck has received mixed reviews from critics and analysts.

Musk previously shared that the truck is inspired by the sci-fi classic 'Blade Runner', which happened to be set in November 2019, by sharing a video of the 1982 blockbuster's opening credits.

He added: "The date is strangely familiar ..."

The futurist vehicle has a range of between 400 and 500 miles from a single charge.

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