A recent poll shows that demand is almost equal for both electric trucks.
While we wait for the Tesla Cybertruck to arrive on the scene, the Ford's F-150 Lightning is already here offering buyers the chance to have a practical environmentally-friendly workhorse. Loaded with great features that show Ford knows its customers and their needs, the F-150 Lightning is exactly what it ought to be - a proper pickup that just so happens to have electric propulsion and a few added features. It seems like a home-run next to the as yet unavailable Cybertruck, but with Tesla reportedly boasting double the range, among other advantages, the competition between the two is fierce. According to a new poll, consumer demand between the two is neck-and-neck.
The report comes from Piplsay, a consumer insight firm, which polled almost 28,000 individuals, almost half of whom have said that they plan to buy an EV in the near future. The majority of the respondents keen on EVs said they would be keen on electric pickups specifically. 25 percent of the total group said they would most likely go for an electric truck, 23 percent said they'd go for a different sort of EV, and 31 percent said that they have no plans to buy an EV in the near future at all. The remaining 21 percent said that they're not sure. Then came the questions about which vehicles they'd have.
25 percent of respondents said they'd have the F-150 Lightning, while 24 percent selected the Cybertruck. 23 percent said they would like an electric Chevrolet Silverado, and just 12 percent showed interest in the GMC Hummer. The Rivian R1T got only five percent of votes, while the Lordstown Endurance and Atlis XT got four percent. Bollinger Motors seems to have the fewest interested buyers, with just three percent of respondents saying they'd be most interested in the B2. Clearly, Ford and Chevy loyalists are still very passionate about their brands, but the Tesla legion is growing too. Which would you have?