Eager to get behind the wheel of Tesla’s highly-anticipated Cybertruck? Get in line — that is, if you live in North America. Tesla has reportedly closed reservations for the new EV in Europe and Asia, and is only accepted reservations from customers in North America.
Although it was first unveiled in 2019, production of the Cybertruck has seen a number of delays as Tesla shifted its focus to Model Y production over the last two years. Now, production of the Cybertruck is set to begin in 2023.
The reservation program for the electric pickup was extremely successful — so much so, that CEO Elon Musk shared that the company had received over 250,000 reservations for the Cybertruck within a week of its initial reveal.
The influx of interest didn’t stop there, either, as Tesla stores were reportedly getting “hundreds of Cybertruck reservations every week”. It has since been reported that Tesla has received over 3 million pre-orders of the vehicle. To this effect, Musk recently stated that Tesla has enough Cybertruck reservations that it would “only deliver to reservation holders for at least the first three years of production.”
Tesla’s decision to halt reservations in Europe and Asia perhaps comes as no surprise, as delivery of the Cybertruck to European markets was expected much later than its North American delivery. Additionally, Tesla was expected to run into some “regulatory issues” with the vehicle in Europe due to its unique design.