An official spokesperson for Ford had some not-so-nice words to say about Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ package over the weekend. The Ford spokesperson was noted calling Tesla’s FSD ‘vaporware’ during an interaction with a Tesla investor regarding the Mustang Mach-E.
We typically don’t hear of official representatives of legacy automakers being so clumsy with their words, especially when it comes to talking about their competitors.
The exchange started when Gerber tagged Levine on a comment on Twitter regarding Ford dealerships charging extra fees with the new electric SUV. All while comparing the Mach-e to the California-based automaker’s Model Y.
Levine’s response threw some serious unexpected shade at the EV giant saying that Tesla is “ripping off” customers with its Full Self-Driving “vaporware.”
Following Levine’s harsh and honestly surprising words, the manager offered a hand in helping anyone who is be charged extra fees while inquiring about purchasing a Mustang Mach-E. While using the opportunity to throw some more shade the EV giant, Levine wrote he will help anyone struggling with these issues find another dealer:
Ford has been looking into these extra fees since last June, when reports surfaced that some Ford dealerships were marking up the Mustang Mach-e by as much as $15,000. Since the reports surfaced, the automaker has put together a list of dealerships that have accepted not to mark up the electric SUV.