Tesla's Cybertruck tug o' war was a pointless stunt

Tesla’s Cybertruck tug o’ war was a pointless stunt and here’s why

Tesla’s new technological terror pulling a rear-wheel drive Ford up a hill proves nothing, so don’t get too excited.

Last week, as part of its Cybertruck debut, Tesla premiered a little film showing its stainless steel technological terror strapped to a Ford F-150 for a little game of tug o’ war. In this video – surprise surprise – the Tesla walked away with the Ford hopelessly spinning its wheels as it’s dragged up a hill.

Now, that video had several things wrong with it, and because of a lack of facts and figures and a generally unfair situation for the poor, unassuming Ford, it proved absolutely nothing. Now, before you Tesla fans start lighting torches, grabbing pitchforks and shouting about us being shorts or in the pocket of legacy automakers, etc., I would direct your attention to this very informative video by the internet’s own Jason Fenske, aka Engineering Explained.

In it, he shows that even if you exclude the fact that Tesla didn’t give specs on either its Cybertruck or the Ford against which it was pitted, as well as the fact that the Ford appeared to only be in two-wheel drive, the test proved nothing – which Tesla boss Elon Musk later copped to on Twitter during a gentlemanly back-and-forth with Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Now, be forewarned, if making educated assumptions offends you, turn away now because, as we said, Tesla was light on hard facts. Even still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Cybertruck will likely be a seriously powerful vehicle and that it looks like absolutely nothing on the road today.

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Its marketing. All marketing is a lie

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I agree that it wasn’t a fair test, but Elon Musk has already agreed to another test with more proper conditions saying “Bring it on”. So he appears to be quite confident.

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We do know that all the trucks used for demos were the dual motor versions

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It seems going to happen pretty soon, let’s see who claims the victor.
Purely Internal Combustion engines VS DC Motors

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“apples vs apples” contest :grin:

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Ford back out of the challenge because they know they cannot compete. But what they could do is study and learn from the mistakes and make their next attempt worthwhile

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I did laugh at the window fail :joy::joy:

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These kind of tests or demos need to be held by Neutral parties, who can make the decision and results even… same strength Tesla Vs Ford…

I will not be surprised if Ford wins it in thier Test vs Tesla

They are biased too… See what happened when TopGear compared Model S VS Taycan

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There is no place left for honesty in this world :upside_down_face:

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Nein!
We are honest here!
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Mostly :wink:

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My comments were excluding Anker and Soundcore Communities :innocent:

I’m sorry but the yuh got caught out using the wrong stats and then tried to safe face by doubling down and standing behind their numbers. But fact is top gear has never been a fan of Tesla and will do anything to discredit them and make them look bad

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