Electric F-150 will act as a charger

Electric F-150 will act as a charger

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According to the published information, the new Ford F-150 Lightning will receive bi-directional charging. In other words, virtually any other electric vehicle, be it a Ford E-Transit, Mustang Mach-E, or a third-party car, will be able to refill its range from a Ford pickup truck battery.

There is one caveat – an electric vehicle must be equipped with an SAE J1772 charging port. This is available in the new Ford E-Transit, the top-end Mustang Mach-E and other cars. Charging is done through a proprietary charger called the Ford Mobile Power Cord, which is capable of providing a second level of charging.

Thus, in an hour, an electric Ford Mustang Mach-E can replenish its range by 32 km, and an electric van – by 21 km. It is noted that the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup will be sold with an additional 7.2 kW generator, which will be able to speed up the charging of another car. Note that an option that allows the pickup to dispense the remainder of the home power grid will also function.

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