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Worksport To Adapt Solis Car Cover For Ford F-150 Lightning

With range proving to be a concern for many EV owners – particularly those that purchased a Ford F-150 Lightning with intentions of towing or hauling loads – many companies are working on solutions other than simply making bigger or more efficient batteries. That includes things like extra, auxiliary battery packs, or even trailers and campers equipped with batteries that can charge those vehicles while they’re on the move. However, a company called Worksport has now come up with a pretty interesting way to add juice back to the battery in the Ford F-150 Lightning – its Solis tonneau cover, which is currently being adapted for use on the EV pickup.

Worksport Solis Solar Tonneau Cover Ford F-150 Lightning - Exterior 001 - Rear Three Quarters

Worksport’s Solis tonneau cover is already available for ICE-powered trucks and incorporates solar panels that can generate up to 650W of power that can be used for all sorts of purposes. However, the company has now announced that it’s working on adapting the Solis solar cover for use in the Ford F-150 Lightning, giving owners the ability to harness the power of the sun for off-grid use – and eventually, perhaps even feed power back into the pickup’s charging system, too.

There’s still much work to be done to make such an idea feasible, but Worksport notes that its preliminary estimates suggest the Solis cover can provide a “meaningful” amount of range to the F-150 Lightning – as much as 10 miles in select circumstances. Worksport also plans to offers its COR battery for the Ford F-150 Lightning, which stores energy from the Solis cover that can be used to power just about anything.

Worksport Solis Solar Tonneau Cover Ford F-150 Lightning

“Worksport is at the forefront of integrating solar technology with automotive accessories, and the Solis solar cover for the Ford F-150 Lightning is a testament to our innovative spirit and dedication to sustainability,” said Steven Rossi, CEO of Worksport. “By offering the SOLIS and COR bundle, we believe that we are not only providing a means to enhance electric vehicle range through renewable energy, but also empowering F-150 Lightning owners to embrace clean, off-grid energy solutions. We look forward to sharing the results of our tests and bringing this transformative product to the market.”

We’ll have more on this new tonneau cover soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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. no thanks

    650 kW??? Are you sure about that?


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