Elon Musk congratulates Ford on the discharge of their new electrical vans

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  • Ford launched their new F-150 Lightning electrical pickup truck on Monday.
  • The truck is a competitor to the Tesla Cybertruck which debuted in November 2019.
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated Ford CEO Jim Farley after the corporate hit 44,500 preorders.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated competitor Ford’s CEO Jim Farley after they hit 44,500 reservations on their new electrical truck in lower than two days.

On Wednesday, Ford debuted their new F-150 Lightning electrical pickup truck. The automotive will go on sale in mid-2022 with a beginning Producer’s Instructed Retail Worth (MSRP) of $39,974 (R557,620), however with obtainable choices, can run as excessive as $90,000 (R1.2 million).

It is obtainable to order now with a $100 deposit.

In November 2019, Musk debuted Tesla’s Cybertruck, the corporate’s first passenger truck. 5 days after the debut, Musk stated there have been 250,000 pre-orders for the truck.

The Cybertruck, which is fabricated from chrome steel and options armoured glass, runs roughly the identical value because the F-150 Lightning, beginning at $39,990 (R558,221) and rising as excessive as $76,900 (R1 million).

The 2 automobiles even have related specs in the case of measurement, vary, and towing capability.

Ford’s newest electrical providing already has a fan in President Joe Biden who stopped by the corporate’s Dearborn, Michigan, plant on Tuesday for a check drive.

“This sucker is fast,” Biden stated, earlier than rushing down the ability’s check monitor.

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