Tesla truck sets off on cross-country ski trip, says Elon Musk

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Elon Musk said Tesla intends to “drive Cybertruck later this year” to allow people to see the electric pickup.Since its unveiling last year, Tesla Cybertruck has had only one other official public release.

It has been on display at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles since last week.

We went to check out the prototype and posted an image gallery of the Tesla truck.

But only residents of Los Angeles can see it in person, and Tesla will resume the Cybertruck prototype next week.

Now, CEO Elon Musk says Tesla plans to take a trip across the country with the Cybertruck prototype later this year:

The last time Musk talked about Tesla traveling across the country was to demonstrate Tesla’s latest autonomous driving software, but it was delayed several times and Tesla eventually abandoned the idea.

However, this time around, it seems Musk is planning to make the trip to show the Tesla truck to potential buyers.

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The design of the Cybertruck is pretty polarizing, but many Tesla fans and truck buyers have warmed up on it – myself included.

Seeing it in person can also give a different impression than the pictures, and Tesla may seek to give more people the opportunity to see it in person.

The Petersen Museum exhibit was a great success – sold out for the first week.

Tesla could gain a lot of reservation holders by exhibiting the electric truck across the country.

However, it’s not like Tesla needs more Cybertruck reservations.

Musk announced that Tesla had received more than 250,000 Cybertruck bookings in the week following the vehicle’s unveiling.

Tesla has stopped updating its reservation count, but other crowdsourced estimates put the total between 450,000 and 500,000 Cybertruck reservations a few months after the disclosure.

Last month, another estimate brought Tesla Cybertruck preorders to more than 650,000,

While Tesla bookings on new vehicles typically drop after a few weeks of unveiling, Cybertruck seems to be different. It seems to maintain a strong demand for reservations months after the launch.

I think we could see a significant increase in demand if Tesla brings the prototype to the Midwest and takes it around the area where pickup trucks are king.

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

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