Tesla has confirmed when and where its controversial electric pickup truck will be shown off on the first leg of its Australian tour.

    In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, the electric car manufacturer has confirmed the Cybertruck will initially be on show at four showrooms around New South Wales.

    The truck will be on display at:

    • Tesla Sydney, April 26 to May 5
    • Tesla Chatswood, May 6 to 12
    • Tesla Parramatta, May 13 to 19
    • Tesla Miranda, May 20 to 26

    The angular electric ute, which still hasn’t been locked in for an Australian launch, was today paraded around a number of iconic Sydney locations in a bid to garner some attention for the tour.

    Earlier today, Tesla Australia and New Zealand uploaded an image of the Cybertruck at Bondi Beach to its Instagram account, with the electric pickup parked next to the recently-revealed Model 3 Performance.

    Sightings of the Cybertruck – such as the photos below, posted to the Tesla Owners Australia Facebook group by Kevin Ngo – would suggest there’s plenty of interest from onlookers.

    The electric vehicle (EV) giant also posted a video of a Cybertruck driving around North Sydney, running special permit number plates as it’s left-hand drive and can’t be registered for road use by the public.

    Last year Tesla announced the heavily-updated Model S sedan and Model X SUV – both of which had previously been sold in Australia – would no longer be made in right-hand drive, understood to be driven by low demand.

    Another barrier to the Cybertruck’s local showroom debut is its controversial design, which experts have said would be unlikely to meet Australian Design Rules (ADRs).

    Tesla recently fell foul of ADRs with its facelifted Model 3 sedan, having launched the updated car in Australia without an accessible middle top tether for the installation of a child seat in the second row. This led to a stop-sale and recall.

    Tesla previously allowed Australians to place a $150 deposit on a Cybertruck through its website, though the ability to do so was removed in late 2021, replaced by a sole information page.

    With reporting by Jordan Mulach.

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    Scott Collie

    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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