A massive winter storm recently caused a power outage for many residents in Canada, but one southern Ontario resident was able to keep their lights on for almost two days using their Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck.
The Ford F-150 Lightning is known for its advanced technology, including the ability to provide full-home power for up to three days or as long as ten days, thanks to its bidirectional charging capabilities and Intelligent Backup Power feature.
The company has referred to it as “the smartest, most innovative F-150 that Ford has ever built,” positioning it as a truck of the future.
The Ford Lightning also includes Pro Power Onboard, providing up to 9.6 kW of power spread across 11 outlets, including a 240V outlet in the bed.
An owner of a Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck was able to use their vehicle’s battery to power their home essentials for 44 hours. The owner connected two extension cords to the pickup truck, using a splitter to provide power to their refrigerators, freezers, Wi-Fi, selected lights, and TV.
The vehicle was able to sustain these household essentials for almost two full days, and still had 65% of its battery left when the power was restored. The owner shared a picture of their electric pickup on Reddit, stating that it “saved us.”