Ford F-150 Lightning beats Tesla Cybertruck amongst truck followers

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 vans. The Lightning shouldn’t be arriving till 2022, however the anticipation for the primary Ford electrical pickup is rising. 

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

In nearly all classes Ford got here out on high. 

General, 38 % of these surveyed stated 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 %.

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 previously 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.

Credit score: Tesla

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

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

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