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Ford challenged Tesla to an ‘apples to apples’ tug-of-war between pickup trucks — Musk says ‘bring it on’

November 27, 2019 / Sam Meredith

Tesla’s futuristic pickup truck appears set to go head-to-head against the Ford F-150 in an “apples to apples” tug-of-war battle. The anticipated showdown, which could take place as early as next week, comes shortly after Tesla unveiled its all-electric Cybertruck. During the promotional event in Los Angeles last week, which turned into a somewhat embarrassing debut for the company’s first electric pickup truck, Elon Musk showcased a promotional video of the vehicle engaging in a tug-of-war battle against a Ford F-150. The 16-second clip, which has since been viewed more than 12 million times, shows Tesla’s Cybertruck hardly breaking a sweat during the display, as it comfortably pulls a screeching Ford F-150. However, critics of the demonstration have since argued the test was unfavorable to Ford. Sundeep Madra, vice president at Ford X, sent a message via Twitter to Musk on Monday, apparently urging the Tesla CEO to send over a Cybertruck for an “ap...