Ford’s latest electric pickup truck, the F-150, is not just an ordinary electric car. This big car has one other special ability, which is to charge other electric vehicles like a power bank.
The Lightning and Powerboost versions of the F-150 are equipped with a special generator with a power of 7.2-9.6 kW inside. The generator is called Dubbed Pro Power Onboard with a charging power of up to 240 volts or Level 2 charging capability.
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The Pro Power Onboard variant also has a lower version, as is available in the hybrid version of the F-150, which has a capacity of only 2.4 kW.
Ford claims that the F-150 model is equipped with a generator set that can provide additional power to other cars and increase the car’s mileage.
If you charge another car like the Mustang Mach-E using the F-150’s generator in an hour, it will be able to cover an extra 32.1 kilometers. Meanwhile, if the car that is being charged is a Ford E-Transit Van, the mileage that is successfully added is 20.9 kilometers.
The distance figure does look less large for the size of the mileage of a car. However, given the scarcity of charging stations in even big cities, the Ford-150 can certainly come in handy for fellow electric cars in an emergency.
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The advantages of the F-150 will be very important for consumers who have two or more electric cars in their homes, but only have one charging point in their garage.
So, while charging one car using the main charger, the other car can be charged using the services of the F-150 Lightning.
Alternatively, charging can be done with the F-150 while walking together on the highway. So all the cars will look as if they are connected to each other. Some automotive media call it the EV Centipede.
In fact, the Pro Power Onboard generator belonging to the Ford F-150 is not limited to charging fellow electric cars, but can also be used to charge small electronic devices such as cellphones and laptops. In fact, a PowerBoost version of the F-150 car which has a 7.2 kW generator is claimed to be able to supply electricity for a house.
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