Tesla fans are lining up outside showrooms to catch a peek of the new Cybertruck



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Tesla fans lined up to see the Cybertruck. Courtesy of Matthew Donegan-Ryan
  • People lined up outside some Tesla showrooms over the weekend to see the Cybertruck.
  • The company put the electric pickup truck on display at several showrooms across the US.
  • Tesla is hosting a delivery event for the Cybertruck for November 30.

Tesla’s Cybertruck is generating quite the buzz across the country ahead of its delivery event later this week.

Dozens of Tesla fans lined up outside some of the company’s showrooms over the holiday weekend trying to catch a glimpse of the new Cybertruck. Users on X posted videos from multiple Tesla showrooms in the US that appeared to show lines of people wrapping around the buildings at locations where Tesla had chosen to display its electric-pickup truck.

The company began putting Cybertrucks up for display at select locations last week, Electrek reported.

“My wife and I just got to the @Tesla Showroom in Tampa and there is a line wrapping around! No this isn’t the Apple Store it’s Tesla!” @NickGibbsIAG posted on X Saturday.

Matthew Donegan-Ryan, who said he has filed multiple reservation orders for the Cybertruck, waited until Sunday to see the vehicle due to all the photos of the lines he’d seen posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He told Business Insider over email he only had to wait about five minutes to see the vehicle.

“Pictures and video of the Cybertruck do not do it justice,” Donegan-Ryan told BI over email. “It looks so much better in person. It truly does appear to be computer generated and is instantly iconic.” 

Donegan-Ryan shared a series of videos from a showroom in Washington state on X.

Christian Artman, who said he reserved the vehicle over three years ago, told BI on X that there was a “constant line” and he waited about 15 minutes to see the EV when he went to see it at the Miami showroom on Friday.

“Tesla and Tesla engineering is amazing,” Artman responded to BI on X.

“Everyone there is excited,” Artman added regarding the crowd at the showroom.

X user Toby Li also shared a photo of a line that appeared to wrap around a showroom in Langley, British Columbia.

Tesla has scheduled a “delivery event” for November 30, but volume production of the vehicle appears to be far away. Tesla’s global director of product design, Javier Verdura, said last week that the company plans to deliver only the first 10 Cybertrucks at the event. It’s also not clear yet which customers will receive the vehicles first, and it may end up being Tesla employees — they were the first to receive the vehicle at a past Tesla delivery event for the Model 3 in 2017.

The company has over 2 million preorders for the truck according to an online tally reported by Electrek.

Elon Musk has warned that it will be difficult to scale production due to the vehicle’s unusual design. The Tesla CEO said the company aims to produce about a quarter million Cybertrucks per year by 2025.

Even though the Cybertruck might not hit mass production anytime soon, at least one investor is hopeful the hype around the product might create help generate Tesla sales for other vehicles as well.

$TSLA halo effect,” Future Fund founder Gary Black wrote on X in response to a video of the lines at a Tesla showroom.

Are you a Cybertruck reservation-holder? Reach out to the reporter at gkay@insider.com





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