The race for the first production electric pickup trucks continues to heat up, and two brands are currently in the spotlight. Ford with its F-150 and Tesla with its Cybertruck are going head-to-head for the top billing in consumer loyalty in the electric pickup truck market. Traditional pickup truck owners often disregard electric pickup trucks. Despite that, these trucks are the future.
Electric trucks have long had the reputation of not being as tough as their gasoline counterparts. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yet the polarizing design of the Cybertruck might be too much for traditional pickup truck drivers. Luckily, Ford has come to the plate with the F-150 Lightning, a truck with the nameplate of the well-known performance truck of the 1990s. We looked at 20 reasons why a pickup truck driver might choose the F-150 Lightning over the Tesla Cybertruck.
First and foremost, the Tesla Cybertruck has a polarizing appearance, to say the least, and that’s no matter which way you slice it. The future of automotive design is changing, but the Cybertruck is an extreme change. Most traditional pickup truck buyers who live in rural parts of the country won’t be so accepting of its radical styling (via Wisconsin Metal Tech).
The F-150 Lightning, on the other hand, mainly keeps with the traditional styling of the gasoline-powered truck. There are no real differences other than the fact that there’s no combustion engine under the hood. The F-150 is a more welcoming product to convince truck buyers who might otherwise be on the fence to switch to electric.