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Tesla taking reservations for Cybertruck

Hu Yumo
US electric carmaker is gauging the potential interest in its futuristic pick-up truck in the lucrative Chinese market with production scheduled to begin in 2021.
Hu Yumo
Tesla taking reservations for Cybertruck
Ti Gong

US electric carmaker Tesla is taking reservations for its electric pickup truck, the Cybertruck, from car buyers in China, according to the company's website.

US electric carmaker Tesla is taking reservations from Chinese buyers for its electric pickup truck, according to its website.

The Cybertruck was unveiled last November at the Tesla Design Center in the US. It is expected to go into production in 2021 and Tesla is now gauging the potential interest in China.

Tesla is offering three Cybertruck variants. A single motor model costing US$39,900 has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and a range of more than 250 miles. It accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6.5 seconds.

Chinese buyers have to pay 1,000 yuan to reserve a truck with detailed pricing based on configuration to be released later. 

A full self-driving feature is available as an add-on for the truck at 64,000 yuan, according to Tesla's website. 

Tesla opened an experience center near its Shanghai plant in the Lingang New Area on July 3. The company currently has 11 experience centers and six service centers in Shanghai. 

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