A millionaire loved the Tesla Cybertruck so much that he airlifted the 6,800-pound truck to Qatar

Talk about love beyond borders — a Tesla Cybertruck owner has imported his electric truck into Qatar so as to continue driving it. If that wasn’t testament enough, the EV was flown into Qatar on a cargo plane and not shipped, though the initial destination isn’t quite clear from the original Reddit post that drew attention to the fact. That said, it was likely imported from America.

A Saudi prince recently went viral for a photo with Cybertruck.

As a reminder, Tesla hasn’t officially begun deliveries of the Cybertruck anywhere in the world except for the US, since it’s technically not road-legal anywhere else. While other examples of the Tesla Cybertruck have made it to the Middle East (the UAE, specifically for exhibition purposes), this might be the first customer Cybertruck in Qatar.

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Notably, the Cybertruck has already joined the Dubai police car fleet, one of the world’s flashiest police fleets ever. The Cybertruck has been pressed into service in Dubai’s tourist police luxury patrol fleet, essentially the police cars that patrol the streets stopping for tourists to take selfies with. The impressive Dubai police fleet includes the likes of the Bugatti Veyron, W Motors Ghiath, Aston Martin One-77, Ferrari FF, Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, McLaren MP4-12C and many more. Considering the low number of Cybertrucks Tesla has produced so far, this is quite the feat for the electric truck.

Tesla doesn’t usually provide sales numbers for its electric vehicles. However, thanks to a recall earlier this year and data from the NHTSA, it can be determined that 3,878 Cybertrucks had been delivered in North America from the start of deliveries in November 2023, to early April 2024. These Cybertrucks are on recall notice and will be brought in to have an extra rivet put in to prevent the accelerator pedal from getting stuck in the wide open position — reportedly a 35-second fix on an electric vehicle that costs upwards for $82,000. Additionally, another 4,000 Cybertrucks in production were said to have been put on hold at Tesla’s Gigafactory to have the fix applied.

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