In a latest interview with Autoblog, Ford VP Darren Palmer threw some critical shade at different electrical automobile makers — and whereas he didn’t point out Tesla verbatim, his feedback are a shot straight throughout the bow on the Elon Musk-led carmaker, as Teslarati reports.
“The doorways match correctly, the plastics and different supplies color-match, the bumpers don’t fall off, the roof doesn’t come off while you wash it, the door handles don’t get caught in chilly climate,” Palmer stated of Ford’s electrical choices.
A few of these limitations are nearly actually direct references to Tesla’s less-than-stellar high quality management report, in line with Teslarati‘s evaluation. Tesla’s autos have been affected by construct points through the years. For example, there was that one time when a model new Mannequin Y electrical SUV lost its roof on a California freeway.
The Mannequin Y additionally bumped into different embarrassing points with its match and end, from badly put in seatbelts to indentations within the seats, as Electrek reported in June.
Ford is getting critical about electrical vehicles. The carmaker is about to launch its Mustang Mach-E crossover and the electric variant of their best-selling F-150 pickup truck.
Palmer’s remarks are additionally not the primary time Ford’s executives have lashed out at Tesla. In November, Ford’s president of the Americas and worldwide markets Kumar Galhotra stated that Ford’s upcoming all-electric F-150 pickup truck will probably be a “actual” work truck — not a “life-style” truck like Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck, as Teslarati reported on the time.
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