He also stated, however, that he "doesn't care" regarding any potential that the Cybertruck could fail, given that he personally enjoys its design.
"To be frank, there is always some chance that Cybertruck will flop, because it is so unlike anything else. I don't care. I love it so much even if others don't. Other trucks look like copies of the same thing, but Cybertruck looks like it was made by aliens from the future," Musk tweeted.
The launch event of the Cybertruck 2019 caused quite a commotion because of the atypical design of the car and since Musk asked Tesla design leader Franz von Holzhausen to attempt to break the car's windows, which he ended up doing. Von Holzhausen tossed a metal ball toward one of the windows, much to Musk's surprise, given that the glass shattered, although remained in place.
In spite of the launch disarray and mass confusion, as well as the uncertainty regarding when Tesla will be able to begin coming out with the Cybertruck, the $100 orders began coming forward. Musk gloated that the business saw 250,000 within a week of the Cybertruck's launching.
This past September, at Tesla's yearly shareholder meeting and Battery Day event, Musk revealed that had obtained such a high amount of Cybertruck orders that the business was no longer keeping track. "The orders are gigantic," he said, "... well over half a million orders. I think maybe six hundred thou- it's a lot, basically. We stopped counting."
Musk also wrote, "In end, we kept production design almost exactly same as show car. Just some small tweaks here & there to make it slightly better. No door handles. Car recognizes you & opens door. Having all four wheels steer is amazing for nimble handling & tight turns!"
Although Musk seems indifferent regarding whether or not his new Cybertruck will succeed, he nevertheless still seems to be enjoying some level of accomplishment, given that he had lost count on the amount of Cybertruck orders this past September. Musk seems to have the right attitude in some ways, since he values design and purpose of the vehicle before popularity. But it seems to be proving its level of success in spite of any attitude of complacency that Musk may have toward it.