Ford may be using electricity efficiently to accelerate the new 2022 F-150 Lightning,
but the electric truck also has the ability to keep your entire home powered up in case of a power outage.
Ford Intelligent Backup Power connects the truck's large battery pack with an intelligent, bidirectional charger,
effectively functioning like a Tesla Powerwall or other whole-home battery.
Ford estimates that the F-150 Lightning's range while on the road will be up to 300 miles with the Extended battery pack or 230 miles with the Standard battery.
Ford claims that the same electricity, nevertheless, could, from a fully charged battery, keep the ordinary house operating for up to three days.
Based on a daily use of 30 kWh, it might last up to 10 days if you can reduce your energy needs.
Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in whole-home batteries.
Homeowners have been forced to rethink how dependent they are on the electricity infrastructure after lengthy weather-related disruptions in Texas earlier this year,
as well as power company shutdowns in California and elsewhere during ever-expanding fire seasons.
A huge battery backup on wheels
The plan is straightforward: during a power loss, the residence switches to a large battery that serves as a reserve of electricity.
You can keep your house functioning normally as long as you have enough power in that battery to withstand the outage or a method to top it off, such using solar panels.