The main reason why a lot of people are still very skeptic about switching to electric vehicles is range anxiety, irrespective of the fact that many EVs have more than 300 miles range. The second reason is the difficulty in rescuing an EV that ran out of battery, which leaves one with just the option of towing the vehicle. These two main challenges have just been addressed thanks to Ford’s innovative vehicle-to-vehicle charging feature.
The Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid and the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup trucks equipped with the optional Pro Power Onboard system have the power to charge other EVs that use an SAE J1772 charge port. The Pro Power Onboard system comes with a 240-volt outlet, which is the same rating that would be used at home for Level 2 electric vehicle charging.
All you need is to fit an adaptor so that the Nema 14-50R plug on the Ford Mobile Power Cord fits the Nema 14-30p Pro Power outlet in the pickup’s bed, then connect the charging plug to the vehicle that needs assistance. Using the Mach-E as an example, Pro Power Onboard allows for up to 20 miles of added range per hour when plugged into the truck’s 240V outlet with the Mobile Power Cord.