Report: Ford Is Asking Texas Dealers to Loan F-150 Trucks with Generators During the Outage

New F-150 owners are using their trucks to power their homes.

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A recent report suggests that Ford is asking Texas dealers to loan out new 2021 F-150 trucks with generators in order to help during power outages. This report comes to us via Autonews (subscription is required). Ford is reportedly offering bonus money to dealerships if they loan the new trucks with the Pro Power Onboard inverter/generator systems. These trucks are capable of providing between 2.0 kW and 7.2 kW of power at up to 30 amps.

The new 2021 Ford F-150 trucks with either a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 or the 5.0L V8 may be optioned with a 2.0 kW inverter/generator system. The new F-150 Hybrid comes standard with a 2.4 kW system that can be optioned up to a maximum of 7.2 kW of output. We have thoroughly tested this Hybrid system, and it is powerful enough to charge an electric car or power two large camping trailers at the same time (depending on which appliances are being used).

The F-150 Hybrid is equipped with a 30-gallon fuel tank and it can provide around 30 hours of maximum 7.2kW output on a full tank. The truck uses its onboard 1.5 kWh battery as an energy buffer while the 3.5L V6 is idling to continue to generate energy.