Tesla executive hopes to have Cybertruck on sale in Canada soon

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Tesla has already started selling early Cybertruck units in the U.S., and one executive says he hopes the vehicle will enter Canada soon, too.

Rohan Patel, Tesla’s Vice President of Public Policy and Business Development, said in a post on X on Saturday that there’s “no doubt” the Cybertruck will be sold in Canada, adding that he hopes some necessary paperwork “can be wrapped up soon.”

The statement comes just as the Canadian International Auto Show comes to a close, at which the Cybertruck and other Tesla vehicles were shown on display. The U.S. automaker has also been displaying the Cybertruck at Canadian showrooms in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario.

The confirmation is likely welcomed by many in Canada hoping to order a Cybertruck, especially as those in other markets wonder if the vehicle could ever be made available in their own auto markets due to regulation issues.

Beyond North America, Tesla has recently been touring the Cybertruck around China and Japan, and it’s been rumored that the electric pickup will go on display in Germany and other parts of Europe in the coming months.

Despite these displays, CEO Elon Musk has said it would be difficult to make the Cybertruck road legal in China, while others from Tesla have made similar statements about European markets. While he didn’t disclose why it would be so difficult in the Chinese market, Tesla Vice President of Vehicle Engineering recently noted that the Cybertruck’s protruding edges would at least disqualify it from making it to European markets:

“One, the truck market in the US is huge and two, European regulations call for a 3.2mm external radius on external projections,” Moravy told Top Gear in December. “Unfortunately, it’s impossible to make a 3.2mm radius on a 1.4mm sheet of stainless steel.”

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Zachary Visconti: Zach is a renewable energy reporter who has been covering electric vehicles since 2020. He grew up in Fremont, California, and he currently resides in Colorado. His work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, KRON4 San Francisco, FOX31 Denver and many other publications. When he isn't covering Tesla or other EV companies for Teslarati, you can find him writing and performing music, drinking lots of coffee, or hanging out with his cat, Banks. Reach out to Zach at zach@teslarati.com, or you can find him on X @zacharyvisconti.
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