Ford F-150 Lightning beats Tesla Cybertruck among truck fans

Rivian’s electrical truck got here out in October, however consideration remains to be on the electrical Ford F-150 Lightning and different future electrical vehicles. The Lightning shouldn’t be arriving till 2022, however the anticipation for the primary Ford electrical pickup is rising. 

Autolist, a automotive procuring web site, surveyed over 1,100 consumers on the finish of October and early November on their electrical truck preferences. The location requested concerning the Ford, Chevy Silverado EV, Tesla Cybertruck, GMC Hummer EV truck, and Rivian R1T.​​

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In virtually all classes Ford got here out on prime. 

General, 38 % of these surveyed mentioned they’d purchase an electrical Ford truck. Subsequent up was the Chevy e-truck with 26 %, adopted by the Cybertruck with 20 %, the Hummer with 11 %, and Rivian trailing with solely 5 %.

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For first-time EV patrons, it was the Ford that almost all intrigued them (39 %) in comparison with the Cybertruck with solely 20 % of the vote. However present EV homeowners are additionally into the Ford with 33 % selecting the e-truck. The Cybertruck earned the next-most votes with 28 %.

Those that’ve owned a truck prior to now or presently have a truck went with the Lightning — 41 %. Then it was Chevy’s truck with 29 % earlier than Tesla got here in with 16 %. 

For first-time potential truck patrons, 34 % additionally selected Ford, adopted by 26 % for the Tesla truck.

Tesla Cybertruck on the road.

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Tesla’s dystopian, cyberpunk e-truck has been delayed till the tip of 2022, however that hasn’t stopped youthful clients from prepping for the latest Tesla. These 35 and older choose the Ford pickup, however 18- by 35-year-olds picked the Cybertruck as their prime truck selection. For the youngest demographic of 18- by 23-year-olds, 32 % mentioned they’d purchase a Cybertruck whereas solely 23 % mentioned they’d go for the Lightning. 

Darren Palmer, normal supervisor of battery electrical automobiles at Ford, isn’t stunned by the widespread attraction. In a cellphone name this week he mentioned, “It’s for everybody,” describing the Ford F-150 Lightning. He credited the accessible beginning worth of $39,974 that will get you fast acceleration, options just like the power frunk, and 230-mile vary.

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