At this point, there are a lot of things we know about the 2021 Ford F-150, including the fact that it’s getting a large infotainment screen, a stow-away shifter, and maybe even a multi-function tailgate. We also know that the 14th generation F-150 will be unveiled on June 18th – as exclusively reported here at Ford Authority – before it enters production at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant on October 12th and then on November 9th at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, putting it on track for a fall release. But now, we can add another interesting tidbit to our 2021 Ford F-150 equipment/information list.
A recent rumor has it that the new F-150 will carry not only an onboard power outlet, as most trucks already offer, but also an onboard power generator. Little is known about the specifics surrounding this addition, but it is believed to be an option for both gasoline-powered and upcoming hybrid versions of the pickup.
Otherwise, there’s no telling if the onboard power generator will only be available on specific trim levels, nor how it would draw power, or whether it would require the truck to remain running to keep from draining too much juice. But we imagine that the final product would indeed utilize its own power source separate from that of the vehicle. And we also bet that the outlet itself will be located somewhere in and/or around the bed area.
An onboard, separately-powered generator would obviously prove very useful for truck owners. It could power tools on the job site, air compressors and other kinds of utilities on an off-the-grid camping trip, along with various other possibilities. Heck, whip up a cappuccino or use an electric knife to carve up a turkey for the family. Why not?