In a report on CNET’s Road Show, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shared that it will just go on to produce a ‘normal’ and ‘copycat’ pickup in the worst-case scenario of the Cybertruck’s failure.
In the same report, Musk shared that the company did no research studies or any of that sort in order to tap into the pulse of the market or other pickup truck owners.
Also, the CEO added that the Cybertruck is just made because they thought it was ‘awesome’ and was really intended to be a ‘futuristic battle tank’.
Pressed for more details, Musk reiterated that they will just resort to what was prevalent on the market and produce more conventional-looking trucks.
However, this may not be the case as the Cybertruck has received critical reviews and rave from all over the car industry – from experts to everyday American Joes. The hype has been raging for the car model with several freelance artists share their renderings of the truck design. It was even reported to be picked up soon by the military.
Officially, as of press time, the car has received at least 200,000 reservations according to a report on Automotive News.
The Cybertruck is expected to start production next year in the company’s newest factory in Austin Texas. The company will first release a three electric motor variant of the model which has a price tag of $69,900. Other model options such as the dual and single-motor will have a starting price of $49,900 and $39,900.