Yesterday, we reported that a number of 2021 Ford F-150 owners were using their pickups’ Pro Power Onboard generators to power their homes with great success. These stories have garnered a lot of attention across the nation as it struggles with a rough winter storm, and of course, The Blue Oval itself has taken notice, as Ford is asking its Texas dealers to loan trucks equipped with Pro Power Onboard generators out to residents who don’t currently have electricity.
As an incentive to get dealers to take this action, Ford is offering $600 more than it typically does to dealers who place one of these specially-equipped Ford F-150 pickups into loaner fleets. According to the automaker, there are currently 415 trucks sitting on dealer lots that are equipped with a built-in generator. After the trucks have been used for this purpose, they can then be sold to retail customers during March’s “Truck Month” promotion.
“For well over a century, Ford Motor Company and our dealer partners have been there to support and serve our communities in time of need,” Ford said in a letter it sent to Texas dealers. “Our Texas communities need all the support they can get right now. You can make a significant difference in our community by providing assistance during these very tough times.”
“Due to the urgent and unprecedented weather situation in Texas, a number of our local dealers are using all-new Ford F-150s equipped with Pro Power Onboard to help in their communities. We’re proud to pitch in to help Texas in this time of need.”
The 2021 Ford F-150 is available with a 2.0 kW generator as an option on every gas-powered engine save for the base 3.3L V6. When equipped with Ford’s new 3.5L PowerBoost V6, the 2021 F-150 comes standard with a 2.4 kW generator and is available with a 7.2 kW generator as an option.
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Yesterday, I did read the news article about two new owners of F-150 using their new truck to power their home essentials. It did have one picture of the gentleman standing behind his truck with extension cords hanging out going to his home. Guess what, the truck was backed up to his garage door, the garage door was open and probably the cords were keeping the inside house door open. A perfect scenario for carbon monoxide poisoning. It happens all the time after hurricanes with portable generators. The truck should be facing the garage door with the tailpipe as far away as possible from any open door or window. Ford better have stated this in the owners manual otherwise another big class action law suit will happen. A label by the outlet does read do not run the truck inside a garage. Hopefully this doesn’t happen anywhere we’re generators were used.
What a magic option!! Well done Ford.
Agreed A Amazing options and the right situation to showcase it helping people in need and bring the option to attention to those who don’t know about yet. The truck in question the garage door was up with the truck backed up, if it’s a major concern get longer cords and U can turn the truck around