Tesla Cybertruck Could Already Be Dead In This Country

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There are many reasons why.

It's been over two years since a prototype of the polarizing Tesla Cybertruck was revealed to the world, but Tesla still hasn't built a single production model or shown the final production design. Originally, the science-fiction-inspired electric SUV was supposed to go on sale in late 2021 but has since been delayed until 2022. This isn't surprising as Tesla has been battling with supply issues, but the delay gives competitors an advantage since the Rivian R1T has already entered production, and deliveries of the Hummer EV are due to start this month.

But while the Cybertruck is expected to arrive next year in the US, anonymous Tesla employees have told Drive it may not be sold in Australia - even though Tesla is still taking orders down under.

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A message on Australia's Tesla Cybertruck configuration website used to claim "[Australian buyers] will be able to complete their configuration as production nears in 2022," but this message has been silently removed on the local website after December 11. In Australia, Tesla Cybertruck orders require a $150 AUD ($107 USD) deposit.

Despite Australia tipped to become the Cybertruck's best-selling market after America, inside sources at Tesla have told the publication they are not confident it will be sold in Australia due to its humungous size, pedestrian safety issues, and limited production numbers, but this hasn't been officially confirmed by Tesla.

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It's possible, however, that Tesla could build a smaller version of the Cybertruck for markets outside the US with narrower roads. When announcing that the Cybertruck will enter volume production in 2023, Elon Musk said Tesla is considering making an "international version of Cybertruck that will be kinda smaller, kind of like a tight Wolverine package."

When it eventually goes on sale in the US, the Tesla Cybertruck will be available in three configurations. In its range-topping Tri-Motor guise, Tesla claims the electric truck will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, cover 500 miles on a single charge, and cost $69,900.

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Source Credits: Drive

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