According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the electric car company is “highly likely” to produce a smaller version of its long-awaited Cybertruck for the European market, as Electrek reports.
When asked if there will be a smaller version for the EU on Twitter Tuesday morning, Musk responded “highly likely down the road.”
Pickup trucks haven’t caught on in Europe as they did in North America for several reasons, but mainly due to stricter emission regulations and their size.
The former is not going to be a problem for Cybertruck, which is a zero-emission vehicle, but the latter can indeed be a problem.
While most European markets have modernized their roadways, many major cities are still designed for smaller more compact vehicles and they make pickup trucks hard to maneuver.
It made narrower work vans more popular as work vehicles in many European cities.
Nonetheless, pickup trucks have gained some popularity in recent years and analysts were predicting about 200,000 sales in Europe in 2020 before the pandemic.
That’s a decent market, but it is nothing compared to the more than 3 million pickup trucks that Americans bought last year alone.