Will Tesla Pickup Beat Ford and Rivian?

Will Tesla Pickup Beat Ford and Rivian?

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Big update! Elon announced the base price of the truck will be $49K and have better specs than the F150, so stay tuned for more, might get a reveal this summer!

  2. for someone who knows how to talk and make a great video, you seem to totally mis the answer right under your nose, you said it, where will ford get its batteries… OBVIOUSLY THAT IS KEY FOR SELLING VOLUMES OF CARS, so of Course, Tesla Wins.. Tesla has the battery factory. In the end they will likely sell battery packs to other car makers and make money off that too. Tesla has solar panel company, meaning they can setup charging network with OffGrid Solar with PowerBanks for 24hr energy supply OFFGRID… they have more pieces of the puzzle than any competitor unfortunately, FORD and Rivian have none of that. Tesla will make money if other brands want to use their chargers as well…

  3. My take the Tesla is going to be close to 90K,however, that will not bother the Folks that can afford it( It will be awesome and its going to shut some smokers down( the wars continue)

  4. Most complaints are cost yet no cost hydrogen devices are saving truck companies & many regular vehicles money "Free no cost energy" Simple "H2O electrolysis"
    "DOT (department of transportation) fuel surveys best fuel is hydrogen & made on board hydrogen gas from water H2O+12 volts makes unlimited hydrogen fuel and the good news for years is no cost.
    "Safer, cleaner, most efficient, most economical,"

    Water electrolysis = hydrogen
    And being free of cost, as long as water is available.
    Free to people who have basic experiences, or can order online water electrolysis hydrogen devices.

    Many transportation professionals & truck operators have been making no cost hydrogen for fuel saving tons of money & saving the environment.

    Thank you for your attention to energy modernization.
    Good luck to everyone

  5. 14000 Newton Meters in 10,325.87 Foot Pounds. OK that is kind of a useless number. Some one else probably already gave this but I didn't want to read 18K+ comments.

  6. There's a lot of "Elon said" in this video. That alone depicts the current state of the Tesla Pickup Truck. Someonr said they would, might…will…just as it happened with the towing truck. How much will the towing truck cost? How much will the battery pack weigh? Please go into the essential details, the rest is just rumorology and hearsay.

  7. That Tesla concept PU was just the ugliest thing on the face of the earth. I'd continue to burn gas at 3 times the cost before I'd be seen going down the street in that vehicle.

  8. Remember Chevy bolt beat model 3 to market?. Later model 3 beat bolt with ease. So I think tesla Will prevail once again.

  9. Tesla has an overwhelming lead in ev/batteries/over the air update/insurance/boring tunnel access/superchargers/self driving etc.. but the cruncher is the huge real world database gathered over 11yrs!!! They’re ahead of the rest and there’s no way they will catch up!

  10. There will be competition,
    but experience in design and manufacturing goes to Tesla. Making an electric
    vehicle is completely different than making a gas/diesel. Then there is the
    most important factor, battery technology. I don't believe that Riven/Amazon or
    Ford or VW have the advance technology that Tesla has given Tesla's new company
    acquisitions in this space and partnership with Panasonic. The only
    thing that is questionable to me is the design, I definitive don’t like the
    ones you showed, but do like the bold and aggressive one that I’ve seen in
    other sites.

    What can be the best of
    all worlds is a joint design/build by Tesla and Ford. This would blend in the
    best ideas from Ford and Tesla and deliver the best electric vehicle with best
    in class battery technology and not to mention a ready to charge charging
    network for Ford customers.

    Waiting is the hardest
    part, but 2021 will be here soon….

  11. You don't get 450HP and have a payload of 3000Lbs. Yes Ford has many options but don't list all the biggest values because they do not go together. A 4 door limited truck may get up to 1700lbs of payload. The raptor can carry 1000 maybe. And ford is not best selling GM sells more trucks combined when you add up the Canyon, Colorado, Sierra and Silverado

  12. Sustainability of any product is dependent upon the potential satisfaction of the customer who is seeking to purchase the product, and thereby having to "live" with it after the purchase. Consumers are more investigative about "new" ideas and "new" products than ever before and will judge the product and it's manufacturer by such research they do prior to spending money. The Toyota Business Model applies here as always; "Take care of the customer before and after the sale!" Such vigilance has to be in evidence and available to the general public in advance of any product launch to convince the potential buyer of what genuine integrity is attatched to the said product. All consumers really want to know is how are they going to be treated before and after the sale, especially if there arises any unforeseen issues that create inconvenience and challenges. "People" are the issue to be concerned about, for they will be the ones riding up front or the rear of the vehicle considered for purchase. Kindness, Respect, Honesty, Generosity, etc. are all essential qualities that go a long way to winning and retaining customers, and these traits must be genuine. The product is in-animate but the sales personnel has the ability and skills to generate trust and loyalty towards the product being a success. Thus the "right" people saying and doing the "right" things in connection with the prospective customers will generate the success associated with the product in question! Salvador J. Gamble

  13. So if I purchase my Tesla with long range battery (310 miles) can I charge it to 100% once a week. I'm retired and travel probably much less than 300 miles per week. I live in a condo so no in door charger.

  14. I am wondering about manufacture and disposal of the batteries. Nobody is talking about battery lifespan and price to replace them. I would feel better if they worked towards a common battery system. Remember Cassette, 8Track, VHS and Beta-max?

  15. I would like to see more of Tesla’s model P truck…the charging distance has to be competitive with Ford or it really doesn’t compete.
    Also, Ford looks at everything about a redesign vehicle, with regards to what it can do, including aero dynamics,
    Just coming out with something doesn’t have the necessary draw of attention one might think, unless you surpass an already established factoid of the leading company.( in this case, Ford)

  16. Electric ain't gonna replace my F350 diesel. My boat weighs 10,000 lbs and I live in a mountainous area. Get out of here with these Barbie play trucks.

  17. Your F-150 vs Rivian comparison is kind of an “apples vs oranges” comparison. They’re not direct competitors. The F-150 is a full size truck. The Rivian is a mid-size. If you’re gonna compare Rivian to a Ford, it should be the Ranger. But, actually, the true comparison should be Rivian vs Honda Ridgeline, as those two are in the same “SUV-with-a-trick-pickup-bed” category. It now appears that the EV alternative to the F-150 will actually be coming from Ford.

  18. 1:19 ?? You referred to Tesla Semi?? "Tesla comes out swinging",  Did I miss something?  Has the Semi Been released ?? Huh.  Poor example.

  19. VW Touareg was towing a 155 tonne (almost 342,000lb) Boeing 747 some 11 years ago on Top Gear. Doesn't mean it has 155 tonnes towing capacity.

  20. So over the last year, Rivian has had funding from Ford, and Cox Automotive. Plus, Amazon…..just ordered 100k of their delivery vans for 2020. And most of their locations are in the US, on of them being in Plymoth, MI. I'm thinking, this dogs gonna hunt. I still love Tesla too though!!! Can't wait until they are publicly traded. Woot!!! $$$$$$$$$$

  21. Power outlets in the back mean my travel trailer will have a cold fridge and air conditioned space when I get there, a strong selling point. Electric drive train means the truck won’t bog down on hills and $49K price is comparable to any gas or diesel truck because of the fuel savings. I just hope cyberpunk isn’t strange looking but I will probably get it anyway. I’m getting tired of worn out unreliable gas trucks that may just leave you sitting on the side of the road!

  22. Tesla battery tech keeps getting better, other early entries in the car market have had big recalls on their batteries. Any reason not to expect Tesla's truck to be superior in battery management? And then there are those Maxwell capacitors which could play a very tidy role in climbing hills or other short term/high discharge operations. You seem very confident of Ford, me not so much.

  23. I don't think it's fair to say that Tesla has a delivery problem. The fact is they are the first to deliver four compelling electric cars, an extensive fast charging network, a high efficiency battery electric drive train, the largest Li-ion battery production capacity of any company in the world, and the most advanced Level 2 self driving system you can buy today. They have a 5 to 10 year lead on potential competitors. Its the legacy auto makers who have a delivery problem, and it remains to be seen if they can correct it. Now, if you meant to say that Tesla is too optimistic about the timing of their development/production goals, I will agree.

  24. I don't think that you understand the difference between imperial and metric? , which is probably why you believe that truck ownership is the next killer tesla product.

  25. The big problem with electric cars and utes ( pick up) is how much pollution will there be when the batteries need replacing as lithium can not be recycled safely , then there is the plastics in cars and pick ups , and then there is the fossil fuels used for charging electric vehicles , yes there is solar or wind but that will never produce enough power to do all power needs . America needs to reduce the size of cars and pick ups to smaller cars and utes like the rest of the world and stop pushing big heavy vehicles on the world as an australian we had the perfect utes with the falcon and commodore as they were lighter and better comfort and safer than hilux , ranger, f250 ,patrol and many other models suvs

  26. I hope the truck doesn't look like the one in the picture you show, because that picture is absolutely despicable. More despicable than Rivian.

  27. Good analysis. Need to remember that 'range' (as well as mpg in ice trucks) drastically decreases when actually towing or carrying a load.

  28. Problems galore with Tesla. They promise a lot, and then usually fail to deliver on time- or even close to it. If Rivian can produce their trucks and SUV s (real pickups and SUV's that Look like what they are competing with), and can manage to deliver on time, they'll likely have sales that Tesla won't be able to match. I've taken a look at the Rivian pickup, and that sucker is a far more direct competitor (and with real world, not fantasy, towing stats) for a Ford Pickup than Tesla's odd duck. Thing is, most people in the market for an F150, will buy an F150. It's not price, range, or any of that, individually. It's History. Well, history and the fact that if you want an F150, you can go and buy one- today, if you have the cash available. Oh- and if I were to get an EV pickup, I sort of prefer Rivian's 4 motor AWD to a dual motor version.

  29. I would bet on Tesla.
    Elon Musk sits up at night continuously planning and strategizing new innovations in electric vehicle technologies.
    I hear this from three of my four sons who work for huge tech firms in Seattle .
    They have friends who were recruited by Elon Musk personally, and went to work for him after getting a call from him!
    I have had co-workers who worked in upper management at Ford, Aston-Martin and Freightliner/Daimler-Benz,among many others.
    The decision making process for any of the big old school automakers is laden with burdensome and slow, top down bureaucracy, thus impinging greatly on innovations while Elon Musk can simply pick up a phone and say "we need to do this or that now" and he does.

  30. Tesla will come in later to the truck market but they have an excellent team of engineers intended on revolutionizing battery technology. i dont hear Rivian doing anything like this. not to mention that Rivian has a high probability of failure by putting electric motors on the wheels. i have yet to see any electric motor able to withstand all the pounding and jumping which it will be subjected to at the wheels.

  31. How many of those f-150 sales are just the engine though? Selling the engine counts as a "truck". I recall a bunch of Australian made vehicles use the f150 engine.

  32. It's my understanding that Tesla's semi is not yet in production or that they yet to pick a site for their factory. They've told their customers like Walmart that there is another delay of 1 year. Is my understanding correct? Also, GM has two truck brands that have a combined sales of approx. 800,000 units. Same truck, different cosmetics, and more luxury. They are on Ford's heels for the first time in ever. The Rivian looks to be the new King of the Hill.

  33. This video must have been made before Ford invested a LOT of $$ in the Rivian pickup & SUV. Suffice to say, I think they even are in a joint partnership at this point.

  34. Tesla i think will win. They have way more experience than Rivian and unlike Ford are much more forward thinking and not burdened by old ideas and traditional car culture and executives.

  35. ANYONE! that "believes" Tesla is going to make Trucks, PLEASE!! keep your mental health appointments. Tesla can't meet production of the vehicles it currently has, I know it's legal to smoke weed in many parts of the USA, but please, Put down the Bong and the edibles and deal with Reality

  36. Ford better watch out. The Ford F150 is there bread and butter – raking in 90% of the profit margin. Losing even a small percentage of that is going to hurt.

  37. First three seconds "I've been an all electric vegan, gluten free turnip for at least 38 months and this essential oil driven skooter is my primary means of transport…where's your manager:

  38. in the past i heard there were some tax rule changes that made it more advantegeous tax wise to buy a truck or SUV over a car. Anyone know what the details are on that?

  39. Living in a largely Urban environment, I'm hoping they'll start making smaller trucks again. Preferably with a very tight turning radius.

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