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Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduces the Cybertruck at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., on Thursday. Associated Press/Photo by Ringo H.W. Chiu

Tesla readies Cybertruck

CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has received 146,000 orders for its new wedge-shaped electric pickup truck. The company unveiled the futuristic model to mixed reviews on Thursday night.

Is it worth it? The truck starts at $39,900 plus a refundable $100 order fee. Its unveiling derailed when Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen broke the truck’s window during a stunt to show how strong the glass was. Some analysts have panned the design, and Tesla shares fell by more than 6 percent on Friday. The Cybertruck is set to go to production in 2021.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift about Musk’s tangle with regulators last year.

Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a former assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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