Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150

Date:27 November 2019 Author: Kyro Mitchell Tags:, , ,

Ever since Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced the company’s first all-electric pickup truck earlier this month, the internet has been split on whether it is a step in the direction of innovation and modernism or if the vehicle is a ghastly imitation of what a ‘real’ pickup truck is.

In a bid to prove his bold claims that the Cybertruck will be ‘better’ than a Ford F-150, Elon Musk shared a video of the Cybertruck towing a Ford F-150 uphill, however, the internet isn’t completely convinced by the short clip.

The Ford F-150 used in the clip seems to be a 2-wheel drive model with nothing loaded into its bed. Without any weight over the rear wheels, the Ford struggles to gain traction while the front axle is left to spin freely. Upon closer inspection, the Ford lacks the distinct badging used on Ford’s top-of-the-line 3,5L Ecoboost. Which makes for one-sided tug-of-war.

Neil deGrasse Tyson summed it best in a reply to Musk’s tweet.

On Monday, Ford X Vice President Sundeep Madra responded to the video in a tweet urging Musk to send Ford a Cybertruck for an ‘apples to apples’ tug-of-war. Musk swiftly responded to Marda’s tweet with a short but effective ‘bring it on’.

As you can imagine, this challenge has sent the internet into a frenzy, including self-proclaimed Musk fan deGrasse Tyson. He pointed out that if both vehicles are loaded to the max ‘the highest torque wins’

 

Unfortunately, it seems as though the contest isn’t going to happen. In a statement to CNBC, a Ford spokesman said Madra’s tweet was ‘tongue-in-cheek to point out the absurdity of Tesla’s video, nothing more’. Even if the Cybertruck was to lose the contest, Musk could simply respond by saying Tesla will improve the vehicle before it rolls off the assembly line at the end of 2021.

Feature image: Screenshot/Twitter @Elon Musk

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