At least two Ford F-150 owners have found critical uses for their battery-powered pickups after Hurricane Ian swept through Florida.
Buyers of the new Ford F-150 electric car know that this car if desired can be used as an additional source of electricity to power their home.
The owner of the new Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat 2022 Westley Ferguson hoped that he would not have to use this function in business. However, when his family was left without electricity due to a raging poem, the pickup came in handy, writes The Drive.
The car owner used the bidirectional charging of the F-150 Lightning to provide air conditioning, maintain the power supply of electrical appliances, and the operation of televisions to keep abreast of the latest breaking news.
Ford itself notes that the use of Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard services in hybrid and all-electric pickups increased by 127% after Hurricane Ian.
The automaker also stressed that it supplies F-150 pickups to Florida non-profit organizations to help with search and rescue operations.
The second owner, who agreed to talk to The Drive, said that with the help of the Ford F-150 Hybrid Power Boost of 2021, he was able to maintain the right temperature for his diabetes medications, which needed to be stored in the refrigerator. According to the motorist, he started his truck on Wednesday and used it as a generator until Friday.