With summer right around the corner, California officials have already stated blackouts may be coming due to due to power supply shortages and extreme weather. Coming off a rough couple years for energy throughout California, the issue will likely persist for at least the next three summers according to officials. In states in need of a power system overhaul like ours, the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning may offer an additional benefits to Californians. When paired with the Ford Charge Station Pro, your electric pickup can act as a backup power source, keeping your home secure when you need it most.
The F-150 Lightning can store 131 kilowatt-hours and F-150 Lightning trucks with extended-range batteries provide home energy power for up to three days, or as long as 10 days when used in conjunction with solar power or rationing. When combined with the Charge Station Pro and F-150’s Reconnect technology, there’s no risk of power fluctuation or power loss when you need it most. F-150 Lightning is the perfect addition to your home’s security and power system. This could prove to be an invaluable asset to those who need power the most during brutal California heat waves.
The efficiency of the system is compounded when paired with a solar grid to capture the suns energy during the day, and storing it in the F-150 Lightning for use at night or when you need it most. Ford has partnered with Sunrun, which is one of the largest solar companies in the US and customers interested in combining Ford Charge Station Pro installation with solar power may be eligible to do so for as little as zero dollars down and reduced installation pricing.
Ford has plans for utilizing this new power storage to reduce pressure placed on the electric grid during peak usage, and potentially saving consumers electric bills. F-150 Lightning’s energy storage capability is part of a greater plan for F-150 to become the most powerful F-150 yet.
Learn more about the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning, or place your order today at Raceway Ford in Riverside, CA