Ford is working on the Pro Power Onboard technology, which is already being offered on the F-150 Lightning and F-150 Hybrid pickups.
When the question of the multitasking of light trucks comes up, the first place is taken by the Ford Maverick hybrid pickup, which, with its high performance, can be quite economical (about 6.4 liters per 100 km of track in a combined cycle). The company’s engineers decided to go further and implement a special system in this hybrid model, thanks to which Maverick can recharge itself for a longer ride on electricity and become a source of electricity for other devices.
At the moment, this process is problematic, since, unlike its fellow F-150, Ford Maverick is built on the previous modular platform, in which the introduction of this technology is not yet possible. Ford engineers said that Maverick should switch to the next generation modular architecture, which is used by the Ford F-150, although they did not say exactly when. The question also remains unanswered whether this transition will happen during the production of the current generation, or the implementation of the new architecture will be launched with the start of production of the second generation of the Maverick pickup.
The main question is how to implement this technology without the capacity of a Ford F-150 pickup. The Ford Maverick engine is less efficient, it has a 2.5-liter 191 hp engine. and 210 Nm of torque, therefore a special unit that produces 2 kW of power is not suitable here. Currently the 110V outlets installed in a pickup truck are good enough to power a variety of electronics, but a compact truck will need a lot of power to power something bigger.