Ford CEO Rips Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck As Vanity Project That’s Not For ‘Real People’

Elon Musk and the Tesla Cybertruck


Elon Musk’s Tesla Cybertruck has been ‘on the way’ for quite a while but expected to start being delivered later this Summer.

Earlier this week, Ford CEO Jim Farley sat down with CNBC’s Jim Cramer and proceeded to rip into the Tesla Cybertruck as something akin to a shiny object that exists just to show off and isn’t of practical use to real people.

As a well-respected and levelheaded CEO, Jim Farley exercised restraint when ripping into Elon Musk‘s truck but the words certainly have to sting for anyone on the Tesla side that believes this is a ‘real’ truck.

Here is the short segment from Cramer’s Mad Money:

For those that would rather read than watch, while speaking about his company’s own EVs, Ford CEO Jim Farley said “The reality is, America loves an underdog — and we are the market leader for EV trucks and vans, and we know those customers better than anyone. And if he wants to design a Cybertruck for Silicon Valley people, fine.”

Further addressing the Tesla Cybertruck, Ford’s CEO said “It’s like a cool high-end product parked in front of a hotel. But I don’t make trucks like that. I make trucks for real people who do real work, and that’s a different kind of truck.”

‘I make trucks for real people who do real work’ is a pretty interesting take on the Tesla Cybertruck. Also calling it just a flashy item to park in front of a hotel so people can see it, like a sports car and not a truck at all.

Surely, Elon Musk who has an opinion on anything and everything, will have something to say about this.

This all comes on the heels of Ford brokering a charging partnership with Tesla that gives Ford EV owners/drivers access to over 12,000 Tesla superchargers throughout the nation.

The Tesla Cybertruck was first announced in 2019. Tesla devotees have been waiting a LONG time for this to hit the roads. And it will be cool when it finally ships. It does look pretty futuristic. But the Ford CEO knows who buys trucks so I’ll side with him on this one…