Will Tesla Pickup Beat Ford and Rivian?

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Tesla, Rivian, and Ford are all racing to deliver an Electric Truck first, but who will win? Subscribe here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbEb...

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    // Notes
    Trucks outsell every other type of vehicle in the US by far and have done so since 2013. In 2018 light trucks outsold cars 2 to 1 in the US with just under 12M sold with a gap that appears to be widening.

    Of those, the Ford F-Series is by far the most selling truck in the USA with over 900,000 sold in 2018 which is nearly double the next best selling truck, the Chevy Silverado

    And the way Tesla works is they always come out swinging when they make a new vehicle

    Remember the Semi? They could have made a simple small delivery van, but no they came out with a class 8 truck capable of towing more than any other vehicle on the road
    And even the Model S - the first Sedan came out and became the best selling luxury Sedan due to its incredible features

    So it makes sense that Tesla is going to come out with a truck that competes directly with the F150

    But there's also Rivian who already is taking reservations and just recently raised $700M in funding led by Amazon
    So we sort of have a Bezos versus Musk thing going on here
    But in reality it's everyone against Ford in this space, even Chevy is miles behind them when it comes to annual sales volume

    So let's see how these stack up...

    First, let's see Rivian since we have actual specs from them...
    Rivian specs

    400 mile range
    11,000lb towing capacity
    1763lb payload
    160 kW charging via CCS
    750hp
    14,000nm torque, not sure what that will mean for actual lb-ft

    Extra cool features the gear tunnel, frunk and fold down rear gate, built in air compressor and power outlets in bed

    Taking deliveries now with arrivals expected late next year in 2020
    And now let's see how that compares to the Ford F150
    F150 specs

    450hp
    410 lb-ft
    12,000lb towing
    3,000lb payload
    price from 28K to 67K
    Range of up to 570mi

    Also equipped with some cool features:

    backup assist,
    driver assist kinda like tesla auto-pilot
    in-vehicle wifi
    built-in Alexa
    and waze integration

    Of course, can go buy this now and get it within days or weeks at worst

    And lastly, let's bring in Tesla. Now we don't actually have the specs for this truck yet but Elon has shared a lot online and talked about it several times on interviews, so these aren't made up but do take them with a grain of salt as the actual specs are likely to differ once they're available
    Tesla truck specs

    400 to 500-mile range, maybe more
    300,000lb towing capacity?
    Big truck, likely to compete directly w/ the F150

    Unclear the price, but likely expensive due to the sheer power it will have

    6 seater
    dual motor AWD
    240v connection for heavy duty tools
    air compressor

    Hoping to see unveiling this summer but unsure when and also unclear when they'll start delivering, at the earliest likely late 2020


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