Musk creates an infected on-line debate, with Ford defenders arguing that the F-150 was at a drawback for causes together with the dearth of a load to enhance traction of the rear-wheel drive and that the Cybertruck might have been given a head begin.
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One online bookmaker on Wednesday had Tesla as favorite to win a contest at odds of 5 to 2 on. "We look forward to our all-new F-150 hybrid coming next year and all-electric F-150 in a few years", she added.
Tesla opened bookings immediately after the unveiling and allowed potential buyers the option to reserve three versions of the truck priced at $39,900, $49,900 and $69,900.
"The $100 Truck reservation is Tesla admitting preorders are meaningless", Roth Capital analyst Craig Irwin said. Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Cox Automotive, also said of the supposed tug-of-war captured on video, "It's great for publicity, it's great for media attention, and that's all Elon is chasing right now".
Although Lego didn't offer up any spoof video of its truck similarly falling short of expectations, one person hilariously re-edited the photo of the brick with shattered windows, and tagged Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen.