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|Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:57 pm Post subject: Tug a War between Ford and Tesla
|Tug a War:
A video showing Tesla’s new Cybertruck towing a Ford F-150 backwards uphill in a tug of war contest has seen the Ford Motor company has issued a challenge to Tesla claiming it was not a fair fight.
Ford say Tesla used the heavier all-wheel-drive version of the Cybertruck to go up against a lighter, rear-wheel drive Ford F-150 pick-up.
A Ford executive challenged Tesla’s Elon Musk via Twitter for a re-match saying:
“Send us a Cybertruck and we will do the apples for apples contest for you,”
Elon Musk simply replied: “Bring it on”.
The Tesla Cybertruck is an all-electric battery-powered light commercial vehicle and three models have been announced, with range estimates of 400–800 km for the models and a 0–100 Kph time of 6.5–2.9 seconds, depending on the model.
The base price of the new Cybertruck in a rear-wheel drive model form will be US$39,900, with the all-wheel drive models starting at US$49,900.
The truck will use self-leveling suspension which compensates for variable load and other standard features include on-board power inverters for supplying both 120 and 240-Volt electricity, allowing use of power tools without a portable generator.
An air compressor for powering pneumatic tools is included and the exterior is bullet-resistant against 9 mm caliber bullets as well.
All vehicles will also come standard with Tesla Autopilot, and have the hardware capabilities for fully autonomous operation.
On 23 November 2019, Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla had received 146,000 pre-orders in the first 1.5 days after the unveiling—each requiring a US$100 refundable deposit—with 42% choosing the dual-motor configuration, 41% choosing the tri-motor configuration, and 17% choosing the single-motor configuration. On 25 November 2019, this number rose to over 200,000.