Don’t mess around with the ferry.
That’s the catch on Thursday, after the San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Twitter account took a taunting swipe at Tesla Inc’s TSLA.
Billionaire CEO Elon Musk claimed earlier in the day that the electric carmaker’s upcoming Cybertruck will have adequate water resistance “Briefly acted as a boat.”
The comment drew attention on social media, the comedian Blaine Capatch tweeted “If you drive the car off a cliff, it briefly acts as a plane.”
But it wasn’t until one Twitter commenter said Musk’s announcement “just shut down the ferry business in San Francisco” that the ferry service got involved. With a healthy side eye, SF Bay Ferry responded with a laughing Michael Jordan meme, followed by several sarcastic tweets.
“In response to the inevitable fleet of Nintendo 64 floatie trucks making us obsolete, we are adding small wheels to our ferries. The Landboat will be able to serve briefly as a bus so it can cross less congested bridges, parking lots and highways,” ferry service tweet.
Promotes Free Fare Day to celebrate California Clean Air Day next week, it continue: “Come on, catch up before the Blade Runner barges take us out of action. Free rides next Wednesday!”
The San Francisco Bay Ferries transport nearly 3 million passengers annually, connecting San Francisco with Oakland and the East Bay.
At least one transit advocacy group has said it supports ferries. “We at Caltrans applaud your innovation and ingenuity. Maybe you can add wings next, too,” a tweet read.
In general, the transit agency isn’t a fan of Musk, who proposed the tunnel built by his Boring Co. Ease traffic instead of improving it and call it a “sore ass” and you might have to sit next to a serial killer. Musk also reportedly admitted His Hyperloop concept aims to disrupt California’s plans for high-speed rail.