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Tesla Cybertruck, 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Rival, Indefinitely Delayed

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The Tesla Cybertruck was revealed back in 2019, and the all-electric pickup was originally slated to launch by the end of 2021. However, that date was later pushed to 2022 and then late 2022, with production expected to fully ramp up in 2023. Now that 2022 has arrived, Tesla mysteriously removed any mention of the Cybertruck’s potential launch date from its official site, merely saying that reservation holders “will be able to complete your configuration as production nears.”

This latest delay doesn’t come as a major surprise, since the automaker’s new Gigafactory Texas – where the Tesla Cybertruck will be built – is still under construction, and that plant will also build the Model Y once it’s operational. Secondly, the Cybertruck will utilize Tesla’s new 4680 battery cells – which will also be used in Tesla’s forthcoming semi-truck – although those batteries are currently supply-constrained, leading to delays in the semi’s launch as well. Tesla has also made a number of changes to the Cybertruck’s design recently, which further complicates matters.

It already appeared that the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will beat the Cybertruck to market, and this latest delay seems to seal that fate as Ford’s all-electric pickup is on track for a spring launch. After accumulating over 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lighting, Ford recently announced that it will nearly double its planned production of the new model by mid-2023, but also admitted that it likely won’t be able to fulfill all of the forthcoming customer orders in the 2022 model year, as CEO Jim Farley expects that 80 percent of those folks will convert their reservations to orders.

The first wave of Ford’s staggered orders for the F-150 Lightning went out last week, though a few reservation holders have already been surprised by some pretty substantial dealer markups. As Ford Authority reported last week, the automaker recently sent out a memo warning dealers that their actions could result in a loss of allocations, and also revealed that it plans on selling the F-150 Lightning with a one-year no-sale provision.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Stephen Ketterer

    😂

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    1. JB Kickback

      Very glad Ford has decided to join the EV movement that will be good for our environment.
      Who started this movement isn’t important. What IS important is that the world’s auto manufacturers are all on board now
      We hope all do well in this transformation

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      1. Josh

        All in board? Ya they have “plans” to go full electric by 2035 lol
        A little behind the 8 ball. Tesla will do worst case senerio 1.5M cars in 2022 no one can or will ever catch them. All the OEM’s have to repurpose all there factory’s. It’s a huge detriment not an asset how are people missing this? Making electric cars is completely different then making ice cars. Not only won’t they ever catch Tesla but most won’t make it period. Ford is the best aligned to survive but they have a very hard road. I hope they prove me wrong but until any of these OEM’s or start ups actually ramp up production it’s all just talk.

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        1. JErry Fin

          I Lol’ed at Nostradamus over here.

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  2. David Dickinson

    I really can’t believe anyone would buy Tesla’s Cybertruck. I think Tesla missed their moment, and the Cybertruck will be a complete dud.

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    1. Peter Mc

      I would never by the Lightning. Yawn.

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      1. Ford Owner

        You are yawning because Musk took your money and has nothing to show for it So you are falling asleep.

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        1. Carrie

          He took $100 , big deal

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    2. Ace Spade

      Well….considering the Model S should actually be rated as 18 MPGe if all efficiency losses are accounted for like these are for ICEs, that would make the Crybabytruck less efficient than a Gayhound bus.

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      1. JErry Fin

        Lol do you have any math or citations to backup this preposterous claim, which defies hundreds of not thousands of independent analysis (and common sense) ?

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    3. Josh

      It has over 3 million reservations and not only is the lighting boring and no where near the tech in the cybertruck but ford will prob go bankrupt. But good guess that the cybertruck will be a dud you teslas haters always seem to be correct. LMAO you would think you would learn your lesson.

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      1. David Dickinson

        Let’s circle back in 3 years and count the number of registered Lightnings and Cybertrucks on the road. The Lightning is real. The Cybertruck is a quirky Mad Max-mobile that early adopters hoped to flip for a profit. With better vehicles rapidly coming to market and competing against it, the Cybertruck is getting left in the dust.

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    4. Josh

      Model Y will be the best selling car on planet earth in 2022 so maybe your opinions are not shared by most people.

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      1. JErry Fin

        Even if its the best selling vehicle on the planet, 95% of automotive buyers in 2022 will not be choosing Model Ys or any form of EV over ICE.

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    5. Timo

      People said the same thing about iPhone.

      It’s like that Henry Ford quote “If I asked my customers what they wanted, they’d have said a faster horse.”

      Cybertruck is innovative in ways people don’t realise. But also Tesla doesn’t need to meet the 95th percentile use cases. They only need to meet the use case volume that matches the production rate ramp. Edge cases will be served by other makers scrounging for scraps.

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      1. Allan

        It is really hard to convince them. Like the blackberry era and its keyboard phones. It was believed business people don’t like touch screen phones, big phones make you look silly and stupid, etc. They don’t understand the manufacturing benefits of the Giga Press. Their hate is unfounded and it is easy to hate than to learn the truth. Misinformation is the norm in this day and age.

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      2. David Dickinson

        People don’t want to drive ugly. It’s a cyber-dud.

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  3. Pinballin

    Pssst Tesla has more new batteries than Ford has access to. 3 million pre orders for cybertruck vs only 200k for the Ford.

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    1. Ace Spade

      Yep….that’s the benefit of being in bed with China.

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  4. Matt W

    Not my Cybertruck:(

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  5. William

    I’ll still gladly wait for my Cybertruck. I wont buy crap rushed off the assembly line. The Ford will be a dud. Just looking at its specs tell you its future: the recall line or scrapyard. Its batteries will degrade super fast.

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    1. Chris

      “I wont buy crap rushed off the assembly line.”
      I guess you won’t be getting a Cybertruck then either because that’s how it will be built.

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    2. Ace Spade

      Yep…..TESLA just recalled a half a million cars because the frunk flies open at highway speed and causes the blinded TESLA nerds to crash. There is a reason why TESLA is ranked DEAD last on quality….initial….mid-term…and final.

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      1. Randomkaoz

        Actually it’s a small amount of model S’s that have that issue. The most of that recall is from the model 3 backup camera.

        Not much of a recall. Vs what I’ve seen from other OEMs even my Toyota, in the millions have recalls. Most for over looked stuff but the worst from being the gas pedal chaos.

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        1. Bruce

          Over 30% of there overall production has been recalled, hahaha

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  6. John

    Look at all the Tesla nerd trolls coming here to defend the mighty cyberphuck.

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    1. Ford Owner

      I agree. Ford is now taking the electric SUV candy away from Tesla with the Mustang Mach-E and these fanboys are angry at Musk.

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      1. Josh

        The Mach e- lol you guys are halarious

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    2. Ace Spade

      Yeah…they’re disgusting….but they cannot help themselves….all that TESLA EMF has skrewed up their brains.

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    3. Ace Spade

      Yep…..even the nerds cannot think straight when overdosed on TESLA EMF

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      1. Josh

        Ya all the dumb millionaire Tesla nerds. Lol 😂
        Elons such a nerd. Saving the world w Tesla. Saving mankind w space X. Saving paralyzed people from suffering w nuerolink
        Wow what a fn NERD

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  7. 🤑🤑🤑

    how many Ford Lightnings will be delivered in 2022? 😆 just because they’ll deliver 100 Lightnings all of a sudden makes Ford take the lead? makes no sense. Makes more sense for Tesla to pump out more of their popular model (Model Y) at higher margins, lower cost, and more profit.

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    1. Ace Spade

      And the Chinese factories are making a lot of Model Y’s….which are delivered to all the other parts of the world using the Gigafactory guise…..just like Elooon has made every single cylindrical power cell for every single Model S and Model X in China.

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      1. William Schaefer

        Actually, The Model S and Model X are not even made in China. They are made in America in the California factory. All their batteries are made in either the California plant, or Nevada plant. The batteries are manufactured in the Tesla factory by Panasonic in America, by Americans. The Chinese built Model 3 and Y have Chinese built batteries but are distributed to certain parts of Europe and Asia.

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    2. Randomkaoz

      Lol if GMC can be leading the way of the EV market. Then Ford can be in the lead for EV trucks with 100.

      Tesla is cheating with those numbers of theirs.
      *As I watch 25+ Tesla’s drive pass me*
      Yeah like I said cheating.

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  8. Michael Leste

    Come on…I own a Ford Raptor, but I also own a 2021 Tesla model S Plaid edition.
    So I’m clearly not a hater.
    The Tesla is in incredibly fast, fun to drive, my wife drives it primarily.
    However the cyber truck is a joke.
    What in all of Tesla’s consumer research told them to build that wart?
    Zero utility…I mean truck owners are not going to buy that outlier.
    Maybe 1st time wanna be truck owners.
    There are many great electric trucks coming on line, this ugly wedge ain’t one of them

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    1. Ace Spade

      too bad your $150K pLAID that Eloon (Evil Loon) loses another $150k for every one he makes cannot even beat a $75K Alfa Romeo 4-door around the Nurburgring.
      PATHETIC.

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    2. Josh

      The 3 million reservations disagree w you. Here’s a shocker for you just cause you think something is ugly doesn’t mean others do. Most people wouldn’t buy a raptor and think there a joke including me

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    3. Josh

      “What in all of Tesla’s consumer research told them to build that wart?”

      2hrs later……………
      3M reservations.

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  9. Ace Spade

    The nice thing about the Cybertruck, the windows are nearly impossible to shatter in case your battery spontaneously combusts and you try to get out with that Chinese flashlight that’s got the glass breaking feature.

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  10. Aric

    I am goi g to wait for the cybertruck to either be made or not- like most people I do not need a new car and can wait. I totally get that Elon musk may be the greatest charlatan of this generation- making people beta-test software and pay for it, upper the price on this software as if it was even functional- and basically touting a concept car with a prototype as if it were going to happen any moment when it’s year away. BUT, if he makes it happen, it will blow everything else away in terms of range speed and aesthetics- if you are into halo and the apocalypse- which I am. So I’m hoping for the best, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

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    1. Carrie

      Agreed! We have no need at the moment for the cyber , as we have MS and a gas SUV for our camping needs , but we’ll wait as well for This unique Truck that isn’t a truck ! I think being different on the road has its advantages as well! Plus the was Tesla drives , is unbeatable … 😉

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  11. Tim

    The cybertruck holds zero interest for me. I do have my reservation for the Lightning. But I hold no grudges against what other people want or buy. If the Lightning doesn’t fit your needs, don’t buy it. If the cybertruck does if it does eventually become a reality…buy it. A strong market place with diverse options is good for everyone.

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  12. Chris

    Tesla and Ford are struggling American companies.

    Are you?

    …or just another radical made by the Facebook algorithm that shows you stay glued to what makes you angry. “Company before Country”

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    1. Josh

      Tesla is a struggling company? Lmao 🤣 where do you people get this nonsense from? Literally one of the fastest growing company’s on earth and you say there struggling. Up 87% from last years production and there struggling. Wow the bell curve is real.

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  13. Shawnski Garage

    The Tesla truck is a fantasy drawn on a napkin. Elon is famously audacious, and it along with the Semi have driven the stock price. The semi will be able to haul 5 tons of weight as it propulsion battery system is so heavy. The DOT has a road going weight limit of 40 tons. Diesel semis are capable of transporting 20 tons. I believe the Pick-up will end up so expensive to build it will remain simply a child’s fantasy.

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  14. Josh

    A fantasy drawn on a napkin? If you have the internet Google cybertruck and watch some videos of the Cybertruck literally driving before you make such moronic comments.

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  15. Josh

    Insane to me anyone would buy any electric car besides a Tesla. I guess we will always have the “I like blackberry’s better” people. They would rather pay more for way less quality.
    The bell curve is real

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    1. Justin

      You trolling? Tesla and quality don’t exactly go together.

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    2. Timo

      Hyundai is doing a great job. They just announced shuttering the ICE development team.

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      1. John Robert Osbourn

        Actually, Hyundai said that they won’t be shutting down development of ice engines, at all.

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  16. R

    The biggest takeaway here is that Rivian beat Ford to market

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  17. Joe

    The fact that Ford is chasing Tesla at all is sad. 100 plus years experience has done nothing but hinder them when it comes to EVs. I actually like Ford as a company and think they’ll be fine, unlike GM. Hate the Cybertruck, that’s fine, but 2+ million pre-orders kinda speak to an itch being scratched that other automakers have not come near.

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  18. JErry Fin

    A $100 refundable deposit is hardly a preorder. Lets see the conversion rate. At this point the last tranche of vehicles will take 7 years to reach customers from their initial “pre order.” How often do you stand in line for 7 years?

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  19. Mich

    Does the Cybertruck come with matching moon boots?

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  20. Luis

    I had a Fiesta, Escape, and I own now a Fusion.
    Found Out of Road Death no care about the customers.
    Waiting on my CT, reservation 19 days after reveal, Ford never again.

    Reply

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