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Elon Musk - About 150,000 orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck

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Elon Musk - About 150,000 orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck
FILE PHOTO: Nov 21, 2019; Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A; Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Cybertruck at the TeslaDesign Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY   -   Copyright  Robert Hanashiro(Reuters)

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc <TSLA.O> Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Saturday that there have been about 150,000 orders thus far for the electric carmaker’s Cybertruck, which was unveiled on Friday.

“146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor”, Musk said in a tweet http://bit.ly/2D7ob9Q, adding separately that the orders were achieved without any advertising or paid endorsements.

The launch of the Cybertruck pickup suffered a setback when its “armoured glass” windows shattered in a much-anticipated unveiling. The overall look of the electric vehicle had worried Wall Street on Friday.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler)