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Tesla showed a video during the Cybertruck unveiling event of the all electric pickup dragging a Ford F-150 in a tug-of-war. Ford has called the video absurd.
Some challenged the fairness of the video. In fact, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson chimed in with a suggestion, saying it would be more fair to have the trucks compete while loaded.
Ford VP Sunny Madra also tweeted to suggest that Tesla give Ford a Cybertruck for an “apples to apples” comparison. Musk replied, “Bring it on.”
Unfortunately, Ford’s press office quickly shut down the possibility of a towing match between the Cybertruck and F-150 with a statement:
Sunny’s tweet was tongue in cheek to point out the absurdity of Tesla’s video, nothing more.
With America’s best-selling truck for 42 years, we’ve always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what others say or do. We look forward to our all-new F-150 hybrid coming next year and all-electric F-150 in a few years.
Seems like the best way for Ford to show the absurdity of the video is to line up with their best rig and prove it can defeat the Tesla. If they won’t do it, it will be interesting to see if Musk organizes another tug-off to show the Cybertruck’s toughness.
Because, as he said during the unveiling, “You want a truck that’s really tough, not fake tough.”