Tesla Cybertruck set for China Tour

Tesla Cybertruck set for China Tour

Tesla is gearing up to showcase its controversially designed all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, in various showrooms across China. Despite the display tour planned for later this year, Tesla's CEO Elon Musk expressed doubts about the Cybertruck's potential for sale in China. In a recent statement, Musk suggested that regulatory challenges might make it difficult for the Cybertruck to obtain approval for being "road legal" in China. As an alternative, he hinted that the company might consider shipping units to China solely for display purposes, leaving the actual sales prospects uncertain. Interested individuals in China have until March 31 to submit their preferred cities for the Cybertruck display tour.

The formidable size of the Cybertruck poses challenges for its viability in regions outside North America. In Europe, where narrow roads are predominant and pickup trucks are relatively uncommon, adapting the Cybertruck to the market may be challenging. The issue could be related to either its size or compliance with safety regulations.

While the possibility of Tesla developing a smaller version of the Cybertruck that aligns with international laws exists, there have been no indications or hints from the company or Elon Musk regarding such a move.

Tesla's immediate focus is on scaling up Cybertruck production in the United States, addressing a substantial backlog of orders. The company faces the task of shortening the existing waiting list, with Musk revealing over one million orders for the Cybertruck. To meet demand and fulfill orders, Tesla must prioritize production efficiency before contemplating expansion into other markets. Customers who placed deposits as far back as 2019 may face a waiting period of up to two years before receiving their Cybertrucks, emphasizing the need for increased production output.

 

---------The article excerpted from TESLARATI.

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