The Ford F-150 Lightning keeps coming out with little surprises for owners as it nears release. It turns out that the F-150 Lightning and the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid will be able to charge another EV at Level 2 speeds.
However, the best part is you don’t need anything fancy to do it. Instead, you need the Ford Mobile Power Cord that comes with any Ford EV and an L14-30P to 15-50R adapter plug. This might sound fancy, but you can pick up these adapters from Amazon, Canadian Tire or practically anywhere these days.
To make it work, you plug the adapter into the 240-volt outlet on the vehicle and then plug the end of your FMPC into the adaptor. You then plug the vehicle charger into the EV you want to charge, and that is it.
Now, this is not a DC fast-charger in terms of charging time, and the exact time it takes and the range will depend on the EV charging. As per Ford, they estimate that a Mustang Mach-E RWD with the extended-range battery would get around 20 miles per hour of charging. While a Ford E-Transit would only get approximately 10 miles an hour.
This is not going to be something you do regularly, but as an added feature for emergencies, it certainly is nice to have.