Ford F-150 vs. Cybertruck
Ford F-150 vs. Cybertruck
Last year Tesla launched its first-ever pickup truck under the name Cybertruck. In the unveiling video, the company displayed a tug of war between Cyber truck and F-150. After this test went viral, the vice president of Ford suggested Elon Musk send over a Cybertruck so that it could be compared with a manufacturer approved F-150.
The company further released a statement assuring that they have nothing to prove. However, Musk responded to the tweet that Tesla would conduct another test a week later. While it was great to see two tuck in a pull-off warm, there was little to no practical conclusion.
Ever since the video surfaced on the internet, plenty of experts have noted the pointlessness of the video given that there was no way to verify that the tests were unbiased. One of the main points of concern offered up by experts is the fact that in the video, Tesla used a rear-wheel-drive version of the F-150 for the test, which gave the Cybertruck a major advantage.
While it has been more than three months since their initial tiff, neither company has attempted to release a rematch of the Cybertruck and Ford-F-150. But thanks to some curious and resourceful YouTubers, the world may see a rematch sooner than expected.
2020 Ford F-150 VS Half-Scale Tesla Cybertruck
The Cybertruck has inspired many people to design their own model of electric pickup truck. Among the many DIY models, the Half-Scale Cybertruck by Hacksmith was one of the most impressive models. It gained a lot of attention because the team was able to construct a tri-motor electric powertrain similar to the one in the real model of Tesla electric pickup truck.
After months of working, the engineers unveiled the vehicle showcasing a tug-of-war with the promised Ford F-150.
The Cybertruck lost the first tug-of-war. It was not surprising as the half-scale model only weighed around 1,000 pounds. The team added 1,500 pounds of additional weights and conducted the test again to a different result. This may be the best version for a rematch we get until Tesla begins to deliver the electric pickup to the market.
What’s To Come
According to Tesla, it plans to launch the two versions of Cybertruck in late 2021. These trucks will be offered between the range of 300 and 500 miles and feature dual as well as tri-motor powertrains.
Elon Musk also said the Cyberquad, an electric ATV with similar bodylines to the Cybertruck, will be launched as an additional option for buyers to acquire with their Cybertruck.
Ford has launched its 2020 F-150, which comes with six engine options that are integrated with 10-speed automatic, tow ratings, big payload, etc. The model is available in six trims, including XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. It features a lightweight aluminium body along with turbocharging.
The rear-to-rear tug of war shown by Tesla did not satisfy many car enthusiasts. The public will now have to wait for almost two years before they can get a realistic comparison between the Tesla Cybertruck and the Ford F-150. Either way, the future of trucks is looking bright.