Electric Cars

Ford F-150 Lightning EV Can Power Your House

November 2, 2021

Introducing the Ford F-150 Lightning EV

Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck can power your entire home for three days on a single charge. Amazing, right? America’s best-selling pickup has been given the EV treatment, offering 563 horsepower and plenty of battery power to light up your entire house!

Ford Intelligent Backup Power

The Lightning offers incredible tech features including a portable battery to run tools at the worksite, and enough backup power to energize your home in the event of a power outage. How does it do that?

The F-150 EV offers a feature called Ford Intelligent Backup Power. As the name suggests, this enables the pickup to act as a reserve of energy storage for homes when the lights go out due to storms or other power snafus. In such an event, the Lightning will seamlessly transfer its stored energy back into the home and automatically notify the owner via a push notification sent to their smartphone.

When equipped with an extended range battery, the Lightning is capable of powering an entire house, based on household usage of 30 kilowatt-hours, for three full days. With rationed power usage, Ford says that the battery can stretch for up to an astounding ten days of use.

Ford's Charge Station Pro

Also available for the Lighting is Ford’s Charge Station Pro, which is the automaker's top-tier Level 2 charging station. The 80-amp charger offers nearly 40 percent more amperage versus the connected charge station, and 60 percent more versus the mobile charger. This provides a full charge of the extended range battery from 15 to 100 percent in just eight hours. It also enables owners to transfer 9.6 kilowatts back into the home to power anything plugged into an electrical outlet.

The Lariat and Platinum trim variants will come with a total of ten, 120-volt outlets onboard, available for use. The XLT trim will have a 2.4-kW system as standard and Ford will offer an optional upgrade to the 9.6-kW package.

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning will be priced at $39,974 in base trim. The XLT will cost $52,974, and the MSRP increases upwards to around $90,000 for top of the line models.

Your Ford Lightning can be reserved today with a refundable $100 deposit and is expected to appear in showrooms in spring 2022. For more info on the new all-electric Ford F-150 check out our GreenCars Marketplace powered by Driveway, or visit https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/f150-lightning/2022/.