Tesla delivered the Cybertruck: here’s how to preorder one

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By Aprilia Reen

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The Cybertruck is here — for real this time — and for those who haven’t reserved one already, Tesla has a new ordering process. Today, you can preorder the visually perplexing, low-poly pickup truck on Tesla’s website with a refundable deposit of $250.

A small batch of early preorder holders took delivery of the first production Cybertruck models at an event in Texas. Since reservations went up on Tesla’s website in 2019, the automaker happily accepted $100 deposits to get in line to buy a non-configured Cybertruck model. During the last earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed there were over 1 million preorders.

For a short while earlier this week, the price to hold a place in line for the Cybertruck went up to $250. Afterward, Tesla shut off preorders and added a countdown timer for the delivery event. Now, Tesla has reopened preorders and is inviting interested buyers to drop $250 to join the back of the line. It lets you choose between a rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and new high-end “Cyberbeast” version of the truck, with a new starting price of $60,990. The Cybertruck options are as follows:

Once you pay your “refundable” deposit, you’ll get an invitation when your Cybertruck is ready to be configured. It’s not confirmed if the Cyberbeast model carries the previously announced tri-motor setup.

Tesla originally promised a single-motor Cybertruck model with 250 miles of range on a single charge for $39,900, a dual-motor version capable of 300 miles for $49,900, and a top-tier triple-motor one with an almost unbelievable 500 miles of range for $69,900.

The Cybertruck has made its mark in 2019 as Tesla’s sixth production vehicle and one of the first announced all-electric pickup trucks for consumers. Since then, Ford released the F-150 Lightning and Rivian delivered the R1T, and people can actually buy them right now. But there’s a completely separate appeal to the Cybertruck, and it’s certainly looking better today than it did as a prototype on the road.

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