Tesla says nearly 150,000 orders have been placed for the futuristic Cybertruck

Elon Musk says Tesla has received nearly 150,000 orders for its new electric pickup truck since the automaker revealed the futuristic vehicle earlier this week to mixed reviews.

Musk said 17 percent of the orders are for the single-motor model, 42 percent are for the dual-motor version and 41 percent are for the tri-motor model.

With an angular design, a stainless steel “exoskeleton” and an overall look that some fans have called “post-apocalyptic,” the Cybertruck stands out from the typical pickup truck.

It’s Tesla’s effort to break into a market dominated by Ford, showcased on the heels of Ford’s unveiling of a fully electric Mustang.

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