I have mixed feelings about the Cybertruck. Last night, when it was officially unveiled, I thought it looked hideous. It looks like a prop they found from Back to the Future II. The only people I could imagine buying this were Tesla super fans. This morning, the truck was headline news and in all of my feeds. After looking at it a bit more, I can see the appeal that this truck will have. It’s way different than anything currently on the market and people love to be different. Rivian, Ford, and GM’s electric truck designs all take a conservative design approach and will likely appeal to the mass market. The design of the Cybertruck doesn’t appeal to me. For that matter, most modern trucks don’t appeal to me. Different strokes for different folks.
I forgot to mention that I showed my three boys (ages 11, 7, 5) the Cybertruck over breakfast and they thought it looked really cool. Cooler than our neighbor’s brand new F-150. When I asked if it was cooler than my ’57, they said it was a different type of cool.
About 48 hours after its unveiling, Elon tweeted that they had taken deposits on 146,000 Cybertrucks. This thing is way more popular than I imagined.