Ford’s Pro Power Onboard generator that debuted on the 2021 Ford F-150 has earned the automaker a couple of distinctions in recent months, including being named one of Time‘s 100 best inventions of 2021 and helping Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid powertrain make the 2021 Wards 10 Best Engines list. As Ford Authority reported last month, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning with Pro Power Onboard will also boast vehicle-to-vehicle charging, and now, Ford has revealed all the details regarding how this new feature will work.
2022 F-150 Lightning and F-150 PowerBoost pickups equipped with the optional 9.6 or 7.2 kilowatt Pro Power Onboard generators will be capable of vehicle-to-vehicle charging using an onboard 240-volt outlet. Ford’s Mobile Power Cord charger can deliver Level-2 charging that’s estimated to add an average range of 20 miles per charging hour to a Ford Mustang Mach-E with the extended-range battery and rear-wheel drive, up to 13 miles of charge per hour to the F-150 Lightning, and 10 miles of charge per hour to an E-Transit low-roof cargo van. Vehicle-to-vehicle charging will be also compatible with electrified vehicles from other manufacturers that utilize SAE J1772 connectors.
“There are hundreds of benefits to Ford Pro Power Onboard – and we’ve added one more,” said Patrick Soderborg, Ford e-powertrain systems engineer. “Taking power on the road or having extra energy at home brings a lot of convenience and security, and using the F-150 Lightning or F-150 hybrid to top off a friend’s electric vehicle or help them during an outage is one of the many new benefits our customers gain from our Built Ford Tough electrified trucks.”
“There are so many new opportunities to innovate with features and functions made possible only through electrification,” Soderborg added. “This really hit home during the Texas power crisis last February, which left millions in the cold. F-150 Hybrid helped many Texans keep warm and powered up during those difficult times thanks to Pro Power Onboard – and we’re trying to do even more with F-150 Lightning.”
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