INTERNATIONAL - Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk plainly says his pickup is a “better truck than an F-150.” Ford Motor Co. is taking issue with that claim.

While releasing a series of specs last week for Cybertruck, which is scheduled to start deliveries as soon as late 2021, Musk called up a video of the pickup in a tug-of-war against Ford’s best-selling F-150. 

He tweeted a clip of the test on Sunday showing his vehicle pulling a screeching Ford model up a hill. 




Ford thinks Musk was making an apples-to-oranges comparison. 

The video the Tesla chief executive officer tweeted appears to show a two-wheel drive version of the F-150 against an all-wheel drive Cybertruck. 

Other details that could have factored in which pickup won out include curb weight and tire type.

While releasing a series of specs last week for Cybertruck, which is scheduled to start deliveries as soon as late 2021, Musk called up a video of the pickup in a tug-of-war against Ford’s best-selling F-150.
Sundeep Madra, vice president of Ford X, the automaker’s unit for developing new business models, challenged Musk on Monday to send Ford a Cybertruck. 

He linked to a post by the car-enthusiast site motor1.com that questioned whether Tesla’s test was “fair game.”




Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk plainly says his pickup is a “better truck than an F-150.” Ford Motor Co. is taking issue with that claim.
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