Ford CEO Takes A Shot At Tesla: “I make trucks for real people…”

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Tesla is one of the best car companies out there, and it continues to be innovative in this industry. All of the cars that they have are top-of-the-line, which is something that everyone wants to own, and they prefer them over the normal petrol car.

One of the most outrageous things Tesla has made is, without a doubt, the Cybertruck, which caught the eye of many people and many influential people who wanted to get their hands on it for themselves. It was said to pose a very great threat to truck manufacturers around the world, and when the CEO of Ford, Jim Farley, was asked whether or not the Cybertruck poses a threat to them,

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Ford F-150 Lightning Electric (Credits: Ford)

This was asked due to the fact that Ford has the F-150 Lightning Electric, which in itself is very impressive. This question was raised during an interview with Jim Cramer, who is a reporter for CNBC, on Tuesday, where the CEO said that Tesla’s truck couldn’t pose a threat to Ford. In that interview, he (the owner of Ford) said that Amarica loves the underdog and that they are the market leader for EV trucks and vans.

He further added that the Cybertruck is aimed at Silicon Valley people. On top of all this, he added that they didn’t make trucks like that and said, “I make trucks for real people who do real work, and that’s a different kind of truck.”

Ford vs. Tesla: Who Has Better Trucks?

For those who don’t know, Cybertruck is the first electric pickup truck from Tesla, and on the other hand, Ford is one of the handfuls of automakers that produces EV pickup trucks. Ford has definitely been leading this race, as it was revealed that Ford delivered over 13,000 electric F-150 trucks. Furthermore, the company has increased production in order to fulfill 200,000 reservations.

F-150 Lightning
Cybertruck (Credits: Tesla)

In the US, the EV market is very lucrative, and Tesla wants to capitalize on that. After these comments, there haven’t been any responses from Tesla. The competition for this space has been going on for a very long time because the price of the Cybertruck is $50,000, which is $10,000 more than the 2023 F-150 Lightning.

The Cybertruck will be released later this year, which was confirmed during Tesla’s quarterly earnings call in April. But there has been a lot of buzz for it (Cybertruck) for all the wrong reasons, as it was leaked that it has some issues with suspension, handling, and braking.

Even though Tesla has over 1.5 million pre-orders for it, and on top of that, the pre-orders require a $100 deposit first, This competition will only get harder for each of the companies, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top in this fight.


By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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