Tesla will no longer be accepting orders for the Cybertruck from Europe or China, as demand for the vehicle far exceeds production for the foreseeable future.
When the Cybertruck was unveiled, there were immediately 250,000 reservations made within the first week. Demand for the vehicle has never waivered, with Tesla stores reportedly taking in hundreds of reservations per week, and the number climbing to 650,000 in June 2020.
According to Electrek, in May 2021 the Cybertruck forum released a crowdsourced reservation tally that showed over one million reservations for the electric pickup, and at the time of writing that number is reportedly close to 1.5 million, though this isn’t something that Tesla has confirmed.
As such, the California brand has enough vehicles to build for the first three years of production, and CEO Elon Musk said the company will stop taking orders from Europe and China. The Cybertruck will be built at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, and reservations will continue to be open for North American buyers.
The Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019, but multiple delays have pushed the truck’s production start back to 2023. European customers typically receive their vehicles much later than North American buyers, as the home country is usually the first to get deliveries.
In addition, regulatory issues with the design of the Cybertruck will also likely push delivery dates back for European customers. Musk has previously stated that a smaller version of the truck with a slightly different design might be built for that market.
Tesla has made numerous changes to the Cybertruck’s landing page on its website, first showing the arrival date, but now displaying nothing at all. In addition, specifications and pricing were both removed from the site last year.