Tesla stops taking reservations for the Cybertruck in Europe
The Tesla Cybertruck may be one of the most grotesque vehicles that is expected to hit the red-hot EV market in the next few years. Aside from the gigantic truck market in North America, the edgy electric pickup truck has apparently also garnered some significant attention in Europe, which is why a new report could be a bitter disappointment for prospective European buyers of the Tesla Cybertruck.
According to an article by InsideEVs, which refers to a Twitter post from a German Tesla fan, the Cybertruck can no longer be ordered or reserved on the carmaker's official website. Previously, it was possible to put in a reservation by paying a small refundable deposit of €100, but this button has been changed and now leads to a registration form for future product updates. Although the Tesla Cybertruck is still listed as a product below this form, it remains unclear why Tesla has decided to halt reservations for the Cybertruck in Europe.
With the quickly approaching planned launch in 2023, Tesla may have realized that its limited production capacities will not be able to meet the high demand for the electric truck in the foreseeable future. Even if everything goes according to plan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has already indicated that new orders for the Tesla Cybertruck could not be fulfilled until 2026 at the earliest. Meanwhile, there are some questions whether or not the automaker will honor existing reservations held by its European customers. Tesla possibly prefers to sell the few Cybertruck units that it can produce on the US market, which is where electric pickup trucks can sometimes reach absurd prices due to the enormous demand from affluent buyers.
Tesla does no longer accept orders for the cybertruck in Europe.— Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri) May 14, 2022
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