Elon Musk suggests Tesla has received 250,000 pre-orders for its Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggested late Tuesday that his company had now received 250,000 pre-orders for the Cybertruck, its “Blade Runner”-inspired electric pickup.

The billionaire tweeted “250k,” indicating — based on his previous Twitter posts — that this was the number of “orders” the firm had collected from prospective customers to date.

According to the company, these pre-orders aren’t actually considered deposits for the vehicle. The Tesla chief has gotten into hot water over his use of Twitter in the past.

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