MOSCOW, December 2 Russian car dealers may eventually import the American electric car Tesla Cybertruck through parallel imports, if there is demand for the new product, industry representatives interviewed said. The agency’s interlocutors did not specify the timing of possible deliveries to Russia.
On Friday, the American manufacturer of electric cars – Tesla – opened pre-orders for the Cybertruck for the USA, Canada and Mexico; they promise to deliver electric pickups in 2024-2025.
“We will be ready to bring Tesla Cybertruck for parallel import as soon as we have the opportunity,” said Avilon Electro director Sergei Melyukh. He also noted that the cost of the model on the Russian market will presumably start at 20 million rubles.
“Most likely this car will appear at dealers who are engaged in parallel imports and will be able to establish supply channels. And, of course, if they see interest in the model among buyers,” the Russian Automobile Dealers Association said, answering a question about the appearance of new products in the Russian Federation.
The Avtodom press service recalled that the Tesla Cybertruck is now supplied mainly to the American market. There have been no requests for the model yet, but since the dealer has supply channels in this region, it is possible that this car will be supplied as a parallel import to order.
According to the manufacturer's website, the cheapest rear-wheel drive car will cost $61,000. On one charge, the driver will be able to travel up to 400 kilometers, and accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.5 seconds. The most expensive modification – Cyberbeast – will cost 100 thousand dollars, accelerates to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.6 seconds, and a maximum speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
Officially, Tesla models were not and are not supplied to the Russian Federation, however, the brand is included in the list of parallel imports, which makes Tesla supplies to our country possible through suppliers from friendly countries.