You’re here has opened reservations for its 100% electric Cybertruck to customers in China, a move that will test the market’s appetite for a massive, futuristic truck.
The reservation page on Tesla’s website in China was first published in the Reddit r / teslamotors channel by user u / aaronhry. Electrek also reported on the Reddit post.
The Cybertruck, which was unveiled in November at the Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California, is not expected to go into production until the end of 2022. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of American consumers from making a refundable deposit of 100 $ for a truck. Just weeks after the official unveiling, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that there were 250,000 reservations for the vehicle.
Tesla is currently testing the potential interest of Chinese consumers.
It is impossible to predict how many of these reservations – in China and the United States – will convert to actual sales. It will take more than a year before there are answers. Tesla has not even finalized its decision as to where it will build the vehicle.
Musk tweeted in March that Tesla was looking for locations for a plant that would be used to produce Model Y crossovers for the East Coast market as well as the Cybertruck. At the time, Musk said the plant would be located in the central part of the United States.
Tesla initially looked at Nashville and had been in talks with officials there. The company has since turned its attention to Austin and Tulsa. Discussions in Austin have progressed rapidly and it seems likely that the plant will end up in a location just outside of town. Although Tulsa officials quickly noticed that talks with Tesla also continued there.
Tesla has announced that it will offer three variants of the Cybertruck. The least expensive version, a single-engine, rear-wheel drive model, will cost $ 39,900, have a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range. The midsize version will be a two-engine all-wheel drive, will have a towing capacity of over 10,000 pounds and will be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge. The twin-engine AWD model is priced at $ 49,900.
The third version will have three electric motors and an all-wheel drive, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and a range of more than 500 miles. This version, known as the “tri-engine”, is priced at $ 69,900.