Farley was speaking at a Ford plant in Michigan to announce a deal with DTE Energy. He made a quick jab at his main rival in the EV space, whom he has praised in the past. "We’re really on a mission at Ford to lead an electric and digital revolution for many, not few," he said.

The Tesla Cybertruck was originally supposed to go into production in 2021, but Musk has said that it will now kick off in mid-2023. The F-150 Lightning is currently the bestselling electric truck in the market, outselling the only other two entrants, the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV. Farley’s comment was likely intended as a light-hearted dig at Musk.

DTE Energy will add 650 megawatts of solar energy in Michigan for Ford. The installation will increase the total amount of solar in the state by nearly 70 percent. Tesla outsells Ford by a wide margin, owning some 75 percent of the EV market. The Tesla Model 3 and Model Y are the two top-selling EVs in the US.

By 2025, all of the electricity used by the company to manufacture its vehicles in Michigan will be matched with renewable energy purchases. Amazon has claimed to be the largest global purchaser of renewable energy. Earlier this year, the e-commerce giant announced several new projects aimed at increasing its portfolio by nearly 30 percent.

Google said it was the “biggest corporate purchaser’ of renewable energy. Critics note that these claims are frequently exaggerated as a way to bolster a company’s green energy bona fides. Research found that corporate players often aren’t cutting as much pollution as they claim they are.
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