Worried About Power Outages This Winter? The Ford F-150 Can Power Your Home
The Ford F-150 has been known as the perfect work and play truck for years, but now it brings even more to the table. The latest edition, the Ford F-150 Lightning, is a fully electric pickup truck that redefines capability and functionality. In fact, this pickup truck won’t just haul and tow to your heart’s desire; it can also power your entire home.
If upcoming storms have you worried about keeping the lights on, check out the new Ford F-150 Lightning.
The Ford F-150 Is More Than a Truck
There are plenty of noteworthy specs on the new Ford Lightning electric pickup truck. It offers up to 300 miles of driving range on a single, full charge, for example. On top of its extended range, it can also produce up to 563 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque.
These numbers aren’t just impressive for an electric truck; they are noteworthy for any half-ton pickup out there. Throw in a zero to 60 mph time of around four seconds, and you can see why this truck is making a splash.
Save The Day With Lightning
While the Ford Lightning wasn’t designed to be a home generator, it offers that capability. Because this truck is fully electric, its battery pack can be used as a generator. Ford leaned into this capability and created the Pro Power Onboard Generator that allows this truck to charge other electric vehicles and even power an entire house during the roughest power outages.
Let’s say there is some kind of problem with your electric grid; maybe storms have knocked down some power lines, or perhaps the high demand for power is too much for the grid to handle. Instead of being stuck without lights or heat until the grid is restored, you can use your F-150 Lightning to help you get through the outage.
How Does It Work?
To take advantage of this capability, F-150 owners must have the Ford Charge Station Pro set up at their homes. This system integrates with your home and connects to Ford’s intelligent backup power system. The good news is that this charging system comes with your truck when you go with the extended battery pack.
With a full charge, the Ford F-150 Lightning can provide power to an average home for about three days. That could be enough time to avoid calamity during the coldest winter months. There may even come a day when you run your home off of your F-150 during the day when rates are high. Then, your pickup recharges overnight during non-peak hours.
The Ford F-150 is already the most popular pickup truck in the country. With the ability to power your home during an emergency, this truck just continues to prove its worth. No other electric vehicle has even tried to offer this ability before now.
If you want to bring one of these electric trucks home, stop by your local Ford dealer to learn more about getting your name on the list. The Ford Lightning is currently taking reservations and should start being available later this year. Get some peace of mind on top of incredible power when you bring home the new Ford F-150 Lightning.