Saturday, June 10, 2023
News The Tesla Cybertruck will not be Offered in Australia After All

The Tesla Cybertruck will not be Offered in Australia After All

Tesla cancelled its plans to bring the Cybertruck to Australia after taking deposits for three years.

  • Close to 38,000 pre-orders had been made by Australians

  • Refunds of the 100-dollar deposit will be offered on application

  • The Cybertruck has been delayed many times and no time frame is currently listed on the company’s website

Tesla recently announced that the long-awaited Cybertruck will not be sold in Australia, despite having opened orders there back in 2019.

This is a strange decision since Australia was listed as the third largest market for the Cybertruck with 3,16% of the orders registered as of 2020, which amounted to around 38,000 units

With close to 1,2 million reservations for the Cybertruck being recorded in August of last month, Tesla has made almost $120 million just with the $100 deposits required to secure a place on the waiting list.

Of course, the deposits made by Australians will be refunded, but not automatically. Indeed, reservation holders who want their money back will have to apply for a refund, despite the vehicle for which they have paid having been canceled in their market.

This means that Australians have effectively made a $3.8 million interest-free loan to Tesla over a three-year period without receiving anything in return.

On a broader scale, this doesn’t bode well for the Cybertruck since it has already been delayed multiple times over the past two years and its design keeps changing every time it is displayed, which means that it is probably farther away from its production state than Tesla claims.

This latest development could also open the door to more markets being abandoned by this model, such as a number of European countries that have been able to pre-order for a while.

A possible reason for this is that Tesla might not be able to build the 1,2 million units it has currently on order in a reasonable time, so it is choosing to reduce the number of orders.

The automaker has not commented on this decision so we will have to wait and see what the future holds for the Cybertruck.


Trending Now

Toyota and Tesla Lead Vincentric 2023 Best Value in Canada Awards Amid EV Surge

Toyota and Tesla dominate 2023 Vincentric Awards, electric and hybrid vehicles shine. Vincentric awards see surge in EV, PHEV, and HEV winners, reflecting...

The Upcoming Kia Pickup Could be Named Tasman

Kia has been working on a compact pickup truck for a while now, and trademarks in Australia might have revealed its name. This...

The Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Stars as Autobot ‘Mirage’ in Latest Transformers Installment

"Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" introduces the Maximals faction and features a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.8 Autobot. Partnership with Porsche ensures authentic...

Toyota Gazoo Racing’s Hydrogen-Driven GR H2 Concept Debuts at Le Mans

Toyota unveils hydrogen-driven GR H2 Racing Concept, marking a significant step in sustainable motorsports. The GR H2 aims for carbon neutrality, combining thrilling...

Lexus Reveals the 2024 TX, Ushering in a New Epoch of Luxury

Lexus debuts 2024 TX for North America, emphasizing luxury, electrification, space, and high-tech features. TX offers three models with varying powertrains, all featuring...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.