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Elon Musk congratulates Ford on the debut of their new electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck

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  • Ford released their new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck on Monday.

  • The truck is a competitor to the Tesla Cybertruck which debuted in November 2019.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated Ford CEO Jim Farley after the company hit 44,500 preorders.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk congratulated competitor Ford's CEO Jim Farley after they hit 44,500 reservations on their new electric truck in less than two days.

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On Wednesday, Ford debuted their new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck. The car will go on sale in mid-2022 with a starting MSRP of $39,974 but with available options can run as high as $90,ooo.

It's available to reserve now with a $100 deposit.

In November 2019 Musk debut Tesla's Cybertruck, the company's first passenger truck. Five days after the debut Musk said there were 250,000 pre-orders for the truck.

The Cybertruck, which is made of stainless steel and features armored glass, runs roughly the same price as the F-150 Lightning, starting at $39,990 and rising as high as $76,900.

The two vehicles also have similar specs when it comes to size, range, and towing capacity.

Ford's latest electric offering already has a fan in President Joe Biden, however, who stopped by the company's Dearborn, Michigan, plant on Tuesday for a test drive.

"This sucker is quick," Biden said, before speeding down the facility's test track.

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