As of right now, Ford has 200,000 reservations for the Lightning, and those drivers will be able to charge any other electric vehicle on the road thanks to its charging capability.
Both the 2022 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid and the upcoming 2022 F-150 Lightning EV will be able to provide emergency boosts to disabled vehicles via their Pro Power Onboard power supply and Ford’s Mobile Power Cord charger.
Ford F-150 to charge other EVs
As per Road Show, this Ford product is the first of its kind in the world, and it will undoubtedly please not just current Lightning owners, but also other electric vehicle fans. Similar to that, with its 2kW output port on the Ioniq 5, Hyundai was able to charge another vehicle at Level 1 speeds.
According to Ford, this hypothetical scenario is a possibility because it revealed on Tuesday that both the F-150 Lightning and the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid (with at least 7.2 kilowatts of Pro Power on-board) will be able to charge an EV at Level 2 speeds. This is a quick and easy fix that requires nothing more than the Ford Mobile Power Cord, which comes with every EV, and an L14-30P to 14-50R adapter cord.
How it works
Imagine you’re driving your Lightning to get some things done, and you come upon an electric vehicle on the side of the road that appears to be broken down. In this case, and in many others, the driver of a Lightning will now be able to assist a stranded motorist by providing them with 7.6kW AC charging capability.
If you’re unfamiliar with plug compatibility, that adaptor might seem like it’s from another planet, but it’s really simple to come by. You can buy one on Amazon or from a slew of other retailers, to be honest. To make it work, connect the adapter to your F-150 Lightning’s 240-volt socket and then the FMPC end into the adapter. Insert the charger for the vehicle you want to charge into the EV, and bingo!
Remember, running out of gas isn’t just an issue with electric cars. It’s something that has happened on a regular basis throughout the last century in gasoline-powered vehicles.
How fast it can charge
What is the maximum amount of power a Ford can store in its battery? The answer is that this varies based on the model. According to Ford, a Mustang Mach-E RWD with an extended-range battery might travel 20 miles per hour on charging. The maximum speed of a Ford E-Transit is about 10 miles per hour. And because Ford does not make use of proprietary charge ports, this will also work with almost any EV.
Electric Vehicle charging ports
The number of electric vehicle charging locations in the US is projected to reach around 350,000 by 2021. This would represent a significant increase from the current number of around 17,000 public charging locations. The growth in EV charging locations is being fueled by the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, as well as by the development of new technologies that make it possible to build charging locations that are less expensive, more flexible and easier to use.