Tesla Stops Taking Cybertruck Orders in China and Europe
Tesla has stopped taking Cybertruck orders on its websites in China and Europe (via @SawyerMerritt).
The Tesla website now only allows visitors to sign up for Cybertruck updates and orders are no longer possible. For now, it remains possible to place a Cybertruck order in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Tesla does no longer accept orders for the cybertruck in Europe.
The website changed from Bestellen = Order to Get Updates pic.twitter.com/nrB9UoFVKy
— Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri) May 14, 2022
Speaking at the Financial Times Future of the Car Conference earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company may stop taking orders of certain vehicles due to high demand and long wait times.
Musk said, “currently the lead time for ordering a Tesla is ridiculously long. So, our issue is not demand, it is production.”
“But that’s at the moment because of the global supply chains and the chip shortages, that’s less around electric car demand which we are expecting to go absolutely through the roof, and you obviously have very ambitious targets for that and Tesla,” replied interviewer Peter Campbell.
“Yeah, um, even before there was the supply chain issues Tesla demand exceeded production. So, now its demand is exceeding production to a ridiculous degree. We’re actually gonna limit, or just stop taking orders for anything beyond a certain period of time because some of the timing is like a year away,” said Musk.
During Tesla’s Q1 earnings call, Musk said the company was “on track to reach volume production of Cybertruck in 2023.” The simplicity of the Cybertruck structure is advantageous versus a traditional truck, as it will have 20-30% fewer parts, added the company.