Almost 150,000 people have ordered a Cybertruck so far 1 week ago

Almost 150,000 people have ordered a Cybertruck so far

Despite a disastrous launch.

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted on Saturday that there is already 146,000 orders for the electric carmaker’s Cybertruck, which was unveiled at a flashy event in Los Angeles on Thursday.

Of those 146,000, 41% picked the most expensive tri-motor option and 42% of future customers chose the dual motor version. The remaining 17% picked the cheapest single-motor model.

It's worth noting that orders for the truck cost just $100 and are fully refundable so it's impossible to judge how many of the orders will translate into actual sales.

Shares in the firm slid following a gaffe at the unveiling event. Musk boasted about its supposedly unbreakable window glass but both side windows smashed during the demonstration.

In his tweet after the launch, Musk said: “Guess we have some improvements to make before production haha.”

In response Tesla stocks fell by more than 6%, cutting Musk's net worth by $768m (£598m) in a single day, to $23.6bn, according to Forbes magazine.

With it's bizarre futuristic angles and lights, the Cybertruck was met with cheers but also bemusement from the audience.

The cheapest version, a single motor and rear-wheel drive model, will cost $39,900, and more than 250 miles of range.

The middle of the road version will be a dual-motor all-wheel drive, have more than 300 miles of range on a single charge and is priced at $49,900.

The high-end version will have three electric motors and all-wheel drive, a range of more than 500 miles and is priced at $69,900.

Clip via AFP News Agency