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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Owners Receiving Tesla Charging Adapters

Though Ford CEO Jim Farley previously acknowledged that Tesla is a major threat to the automaker’s EV business, that particular company is also having problems getting its 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning competitor – the Cybertruck – to market after multiple delays over the past three years or so. In the meantime, the F-150 Lightning has officially launched and is already in the hands of early reservation holders, packing some pretty cool capabilities including vehicle-to-vehicle charging and Ford Intelligent Backup Power, which enables owners to power their homes using their new pickup. Turns out, Ford is also making it easy for owners to charge Tesla vehicles as well, ironically enough.

This discovery was made by a member of the Lightning Owners Forum, who recently took delivery of their truck and found a pretty cool yet unexpected accessory included with that purchase – an adapter that allows the EV pickup to charge Tesla vehicles, a story that was originally picked up by Inside EVs and confirmed by Jim Farley himself via Twitter. The J1772 adapter allows Tesla’s proprietary connector to be used with the F-150 Lightning’s connection, which will undoubtedly come in handy for those that either own both vehicles or want to lend a hand to a Tesla in need of some juice.

This move comes as Tesla begins to open up its vast Supercharger network to other EVs, including Ford vehicles, in parts of Europe. However, it’s the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning that has perhaps the most versatile charging capabilities of any EV currently on the market, as its 7.2 or optional 9.6 kilowatt Pro Power Onboard generator 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.

At home, the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is also capable of powering an average home, which uses around 30 kWh of power per day, for up to three days, or 10 days when paired with solar power – a highly useful feature that may actually influence the way homes are built in the future.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Scorpionking0102

    There are usually adapters to be found for just about everything.
    If the US Government expect consumers to “lean green” they should make it mandatory that all EVs and charging stations have “standardized” plugs.

    1. TomB

      Now that’s way too much to ask for … like hair clippers, each EV will likely come with a trunk full of adapters. But “standardize” should be done by EV manufacturers. Keep the Feds out of it.


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