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Tesla and Ford in a virtual stare-down with each other’s electric pick-up

Tesla and Ford in a virtual stare-down with each other’s electric pick-up
The Siliconreview
27 November, 2019

Tesla recently unveiled its first electric pick-up Cybertruck, which created a huge sensation in the automobile sector. The specialty of the truck is it is made with the same alloy that is used to build SpaceX. During the release Tesla CEO Elon Musksaid it'll be "better" than a Ford F-150. The Tesla chief posted a video of a freshly-unveiled "Cybertruck" trouncing a Ford F-150 in a tug-of-war "better than a Ford F-150, faster than a Porsche 911," Musk claimed in an earlier tweet.

Now the American automobile giant Ford’s Vice President Sunny Madra has openly challenged Elon musk to an ‘apples to apples’ tug-of-war with Ford F-150 which features a high strength military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, and high-strength steel frame, providing the foundation for available best-in-class payload and up to 13,200 lbs. of available towing.

It seems more than likely that the F-150 used in the challenge wasn’t the most powerful model, while Musk declined to mention which Cybertruck they used — there are three versions, with the tug-of-war possibly involving the top-spec all-wheel-drive tri-motor version that’s capable of towing 14,000 pounds.

Ford added that it was going to have electrified trucks regardless, including a hybrid F-150 in 2020 and a fully electric F-150 in a few years. As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson pointed out, “the Cybertruck won Tesla's pre-recorded battle because its inherently heavy design made the most of the EV's high torque. The F-150, meanwhile, had relatively little weight over its rear-wheel-drive system and thus didn't have the traction needed to fight back.”