Ford CEO expresses doubts about Tesla’s Cybertruck, implying it lacks practicality for professional use


Ford CEO Jim Farley recently shared his perspective on the competition in the pickup truck market, specifically addressing the much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck. In a recent interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer, Farley expressed his reservations about the Cybertruck, stating that it does not meet the criteria of a true truck.

Farley expressed confidence in Ford’s ability to retain its customer base, assuring that he is not concerned about Elon Musk’s pickup venture drawing away Ford’s customers. He emphasized that Ford has a deep understanding of its customers, especially in the realm of electric trucks and vans.

According to Farley, while the American market tends to root for underdogs, he believes that the Cybertruck appeals more to the tech-savvy individuals in Silicon Valley, resembling a sleek, upscale product seen in front of a luxury hotel. In contrast, Ford takes pride in producing trucks for hardworking individuals engaged in practical and authentic work, highlighting the distinction between their approach and Tesla’s design.

These remarks were made in the context of Ford being the first automaker to secure a partnership with Tesla, enabling Ford customers to access Tesla’s extensive Supercharger network comprising over 12,000 DC fast chargers across the United States and Canada. This collaboration provides Ford customers with a reliable EV charging infrastructure, which is a significant advantage. Subsequently, both General Motors and Rivian also established similar agreements.

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