Submitted by David N on March 31, 2016
Elon stated there were 115,000 reservations placed in the first 24 hours. Incredible. Simple incredible. Even if everyone stayed with the base model ( no options) that equates out to over $4 Billion in reservations. If reservations slowly creep up to 175,000 that'll mean over $6 billion in reservations. Add another $750M for those that will be ordered "loaded" versions. That brings the total to nearly $7 billion. Even if you factor in 20% in cancelled orders, the total is still over $5.5 billion.
Elon has to be very pleased and appreciative to everyone. Looks like its full speed ahead.