The Ford F-150 is 100 times more polluting than Tesla’s new Cybertruck.
The F-150 is a 100-tonne monster, and most versions of the world’s most popular pickup pollute even more than that. 100 tonnes is the amount of climate pollution locked in every time someone buys one of Ford’s best-selling pickups. And that’s something that happens a lot — Ford sells 102 of them every hour of every day.
Tesla’s new Cybertruck is 100 times less polluting. If a new owner lives in a region with a clean electricity grid (like 80 per cent of Canadians), the Cybertruck will emit just one tonne of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
It’s a classic example of climate silence that consumers aren’t given a simple way of comparing the full climate impact when they go shopping for a new vehicle, or any other product. It’s not difficult to provide a simple number showing climate pollution over the lifetime of a product, but governments don’t require it, review sites don’t offer it, and companies don’t volunteer it.
Article URL: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/12/05/analysis/tesla-cybertruck-carbon-crushes-ford-f-150