We’re fast approaching the two-year anniversary of Tesla’s Cybertruck reveal. If that infamous event, when Elon Musk presented his simultaneously titillating and confounding geometric electric truck to the world, feels like it was just yesterday, we have a clue as to why.
For the last 21 months, our collective news feed has been fed a steady stream of stories about Elon Musk’s futuristic pickup. In the last 30 days alone, we’ve heard that the controversial yoke-style steering wheel currently seen on the redesigned Model S may carry over to the pickup, a new patent application suggests the windshield glass may feature futuristic laser styling, and apparently a company selling Cybertruck camper attachments has hit $80 million in preorders. To repeat: there are $80 million in preorders for a product that does not exist which will be fitted to a truck that also does not yet exist.