Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated competitor Ford’s CEO Jim Farley after they hit 44,500 reservations on their new electric truck in less than two days.
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) May 21, 2021
On Wednesday, Ford debuted their new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. The car will go on sale in mid-2022 with a starting MSRP of $39,974 but with available options can run as high as $90,ooo.
It’s available to reserve now with a $100 deposit.
The Cybertruck, which is made of stainless steel and features armored glass, runs roughly the same price as the F-150 Lightning, starting at $39,990 and rising as high as $76,900.
The two vehicles also have similar specs when it comes to size, range, and towing capacity.
Ford’s latest electric offering already has a fan in President Joe Biden, however, who stopped by the company’s Dearborn, Michigan, plant on Tuesday for a test drive.
“This sucker is quick,” Biden said, before speeding down the facility’s test track.