This is essentailly a Tesla comment so mods feel free to consolidate.
Here’s the thing, an electric truck done right will decimate gasoline pick ups. The electric 0-60 game was just a warm up. And Tesla will do it right. Its just so obvious its unbelievable. There is a reason trains have long been electric drive and many tanks and dump trucks as well.
Ford is doing a hybrid F150 ala a diesel train set up but that will still suck against pure electrics. A turbine electric set up like an M1 tank is still no good against a pure electric for pick ups. And its like Musk said it will all go electric (pure electric) including, planes and ships with the exception of rockets.
You can see it coming: fast flat torque curve, ultimate reliability and ruggedness, 2000 ftlbs torque and 2000 hp and 3-7x the energy/ cost effiency and a radically lower operating cost. Add to that all the robot like utility of a Tesla. Full electrics are the only suitable self drivers for a million super obvious reasons. And green too.
An F150 hybrid will be as obsolete against a Tesla Truck as a 2005 flip phone against an iPhone 7. In 5-7 years time these Detroit ultra losers (“making an automobile is not an efficient use of capital”) may be whining that Tesla should be broken up. Remember they already went bankrupt recently (Ford came close) while trying to blame their weakness on not being able to abuse their workers enough, when their German rivals had 2x the profit on more than double the wages, benefits and work life balance accommodations. And lets not forget these clowns went under during Bush and oil is King. And then they were thrashed by Obama. Romney would have let them go under chop shop style. But now they are back with their super arrogance whining about higher fuel standards. They should be liquidated and their assets handed over to firms like Tesla. They seem to have learned nothing or are incapable of learning and are as dishonest as ever.