The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is a rolling generator – and more!
There is something to be said for a vehicle like the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid as an all-around, do-everything machine. Its efficiency and performance numbers are mighty impressive. This truck can serve as a power source at the worksite/campsite. It is just one of many party tricks this new truck offers.
Ford modified the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and combined it with a 35-kilowatt electric motor. Total output is 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission comes standard. Replenished by the engine or regenerative braking, the Pro Power Onboard generator system uses a 1.5-kilowatt-hour battery as a type of buffer and provides power for export. Ford modified their EcoBoost engine to serve double duty as a motivator and a generator. When using the generator system, the engine will kick on automatically when power is needed.
This Hybrid comes standard with a 2.4-kilowatt system that can be upgraded to a 7.2-kilowatt system. On a full tank, you can either drive up to 700 miles or use the generator at maximum output for up to 32-hours. That’s according to Ford, and Andre puts it to the test in a series of videos.
Andre grabs not one, but TWO, massive Cimarron living quarters trailers and shows us how the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid sends power to both of them. Each trailer is set up with a 120V power circuit. The truck is able to export power via a 240V / 30Amp outlet. This one outlet and the splitter are enough to power two trailers. However, the truck is only able to send up to 3,600 watts to each camper. It has enough power to power the lights, TVs, and a microwave at the same time. However, combining the trailer’s HVAC system with the microwave hits that 3,600-watt limit. Still, this is fairly impressive. There are a bunch of appliances that can run off this F-150.
Andre takes us on a guided tour through this one of many cool features offered by this hybrid. The 7,200-watt output is a $750 option for the F-150 Hybrid. The most affordable 2021 F-150 Hybrid XL crew cab truck will retail in the $40,000-$45,000 range. This fully-optioned F-150 Limited model with reclining heated, cooled, and massaging seats has a final price of $79,145.