Tesla he decided to block Cybertruck bookings in Europe and China. Currently, the electric pickup can only be booked in North America. No official information was shared on the reason for this decision. However, the reason could be found in the words of Elon Musk in a recent interview with the Financial Times. The number one of Tesla, in fact, had said that it would be possible to block the orders of the most popular models if the delivery times were lengthened in an important way.
A choice due to the fact that Tesla is also suffering from component supply problem. Musk’s words were a reference above all to models like the Model 3 and Model Y whose delivery times are really getting longer. However, we know that the Cybertruck is late and the first deliveries are expected only in 2023. Furthermore, Musk had repeatedly highlighted that among the problems of starting the production of the electric pickup there was also that of the supply of components.
Also, even though Tesla hasn’t given any indication of the Cybertruck’s bookings for a long time, Musk had recently claimed that Tesla had a sufficient number of bookings for three years of production. In addition to all this, it must be remembered that the company’s priority is the American market. With each launch of new models, the first cars are delivered to customers in this market. Furthermore, there has been repeated talk of the fact that the Cybertruck could have homologation problems in the European market. Precisely for this reason, in the past there was speculation of a smaller version specific for the Old Continent.
So, in light of all this, it’s no surprise that Tesla has decided to stop bookings outside the North American market. And of the Cybertruck, the American company still has to tell several things. As we know, it is carrying out the development of the production model which will have some differences with the initial prototype. Furthermore, it seems that there will also be a powertrain with 4 electric motors that we still know very little about.
All details that will be revealed when Tesla presents the definitive model. The Cybertruck will be produced inside the new one Gigafactory del Texas.