It has been more than two and half years since Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck. At the time, CEO Elon Musk said production will begin in 2021. However, after several delays, the futuristic truck is now not expected to come until late 2023 or early 2024.
This has certainly disappointed the Cybertruck enthusiast community. However, Tesla has used this time to implement some notable improvements to the 90% recycled cold-rolled stainless steel truck.
Some of the improvements include handless doors, rear wheel steering, and a new quad motor variant with improved performance. Currently, Tesla hasn’t let slip the specs for the redesigned Cybertruck however, insider leaks suggest the quad motor variant will have a 0 to 60 time under 2 seconds.
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Whether or not these leaks end up becoming true, demand for the Cybertruck is already through the roof. Elon Musk in a recent interview revealed Tesla has enough reservations to fill production for 3 years.
Given production is not expected to start until late 2023, this means the Cybertruck is sold out until 2027.
And today, on the heels of Musk’s announcement, Tesla stopped accepting orders for the futuristic truck outside of North America. Now when you go to Tesla’s online configurator and try to reserve a Cybertruck outside of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, the “Order Now” button is replaced by “Get Updates”
This move by Tesla makes sense given that Elon Musk has recently said the backlog for Tesla vehicles is so long that, the EV maker will soon stop taking orders for some vehicle variants.
In addition, it’s not still clear which markets will get the Cybertruck. Previously asked whether the Cybertruck will come to Europe, Musk replied saying “We are designing the Cybertruck to meet the American spec because if you try to design a car to meet the superset of all global requirements, basically, you can’t make the Cybertruck. It’s impossible.”
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Musk then added, “we’ll probably make an international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller, kind of like a tight Wolverine package.”
As of now, we haven’t heard any information from Tesla regarding a smaller Cybertruck. And if the bigger-sized Cybertruck’s volume production will not happen until 2024, this means, we might have to wait another 5 years until we see the tight Wolverine package Cybertruck out on the roads.
And with this kind of lead time, it doesn’t make sense for Tesla to keep accepting Cybertruck reservations even in North America, let alone the rest of the world.
Currently, beyond speculations, Tesla hasn’t said why it stopped taking Cybertruck orders. However, we will be sure to keep you posted if we learn more about the situation. Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Disappointed Tesla has stopped taking Cybertruck reservations outside of North America? Also, when do you think Tesla will unveil the tight Wolverine package Cybertruck? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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