Tesla fans in uproar over 'scam' price page for futuristic Cybertruck - as ... trends now

Tesla fans in uproar over 'scam' price page for futuristic Cybertruck - as ... trends now
Tesla fans in uproar over 'scam' price page for futuristic Cybertruck - as ... trends now

Tesla fans in uproar over 'scam' price page for futuristic Cybertruck - as ... trends now

The hangover began just one day after billionaire Tesla owner Elon Musk personally handed over the keys to the first 12 of the electric vehicle company's long-awaited  Cybertrucks at Thursday's glitzy live event.

Already, longtime Tesla fans have found the fine print on the company's attempt to hide Cybertruck's new and higher sticker price. 

Clicking 'order now' on Tesla's Cybertruck page now takes consumers to a 'probable savings' list of the EV's prices, which 'assume' $11,100 in tax credits and gas savings.

Members of the Reddit group 'r/teslainvestorsclub' have been calling the five-figure hidden fees 'a freaking joke,' 'so ridiculous,' and 'such a scammy way to list prices.' 

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk invited Cybertruck's first official owners on stage to claim their futuristic trucks on Thursday, but neglected to mention the vehicle's new prices or hidden fees

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk invited Cybertruck's first official owners on stage to claim their futuristic trucks on Thursday, but neglected to mention the vehicle's new prices or hidden fees 

Clicking 'order now' on Tesla's Cybertruck page takes consumers to a 'probable savings' list of the EV's prices, which now 'assume' a total of $11,100 in tax credits and gas savings

Clicking 'order now' on Tesla's Cybertruck page takes consumers to a 'probable savings' list of the EV's prices, which now 'assume' a total of $11,100 in tax credits and gas savings

All promised models of the Cybertruck - including the all-wheel drive option, and the maxed-out Cyberbeast - came with an asterisk noting that their prices assumed thousands of dollars in later savings. Tesla fans decried the listing as 'ridiculous,' and 'a scammy way to list prices'

All promised models of the Cybertruck - including the all-wheel drive option, and the maxed-out Cyberbeast - came with an asterisk noting that their prices assumed thousands of dollars in later savings. Tesla fans decried the listing as 'ridiculous,' and 'a scammy way to list prices' 

In effect, Tesla's new 'probable savings' prices for each rear-wheel and all-wheel drive Cybertruck take for granted that the buyer will redeem up to $7,500 in federal tax credits and $3,600 in fuel savings over their first three years on the road.

That allows Tesla to claim, for example, that the cheapest of the three Cybertruck models — which, in reality, has gone up from its originally listed price of $39,900 in 2019 to $60,990 today — will 'actually' cost only $49,890 in due time.

Since a prototype of the Cybertruck was first unveiled by Musk at an event in Los Angeles four years ago, its unusual, retro video game-like polygon angles, promised innovations and public stumbles have kept the electric vehicle in the news.

Infamously, Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen tried to prove Cybertruck's glass was 'shatterproof' by throwing a heavy metal ball at its window at close range during the company's original 2019 announcement of the truck.

Musk was heard muttering 'oh my f***ing God' when the glass smashed.

In effect, Tesla's new 'probable savings' prices for each rear-wheel and all-wheel drive Cybertruck take for granted that the buyer will redeem up to $7,500 in federal tax credits and $3,600 in fuel savings over their first three years on the road

In effect, Tesla's new 'probable savings' prices for each rear-wheel and all-wheel drive Cybertruck take for granted that the buyer will redeem up to $7,500 in federal tax credits and $3,600 in fuel savings over their first three years on the road 

'I was all in on Cybertruck,' one poster to the now Musk-owned social media platform X (formerly Twitter) said, 'but man, the lost range and price increase killed my excitement'

'I was all in on Cybertruck,' one poster to the now Musk-owned social media platform X (formerly Twitter) said, 'but man, the lost range and price increase killed my excitement'

On Thursday, Tesla tried to remake history and restore faith in the vehicle's indestructible design by lobbing a baseball at the steel truck's latest 'Armor Glass' windows.

The baseball caused no damage, but as one Reddit user, who goes by wongl888 on the platform, commented, 'This looked like school kids throwing a softball.'

As announced Thursday, the latest specs for the steel-plated vehicle include a six-foot-long, four-foot-wide bed that can reportedly carry up to 2,500 pounds, boasting an

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