Ford unveiled the F-150 Lightning on Wednesday, their first all-electric pickup truck which is set to debut sometime next year.
One of the unique features of the electric F-150 is its bi-directional charging capabilities. According to the automaker, the F-150 Lightning can power a home for up to 3 days in the event of a power outage.
Called Ford Intelligent Backup Power, it won’t be able to do that without some extras. In the fine print on Ford’s website it says the house needs to be “property equipped.”
In the US, Ford has picked SunRun, a leading residential solar panel provider, as their preferred installer for that equipment.
“Ford is a trusted brand that’s been at the forefront of American innovation for over 100 years, and it is exciting to see them electrifying their most popular truck in company history,” said Lynn Jurich, Sunrun CEO and Co-Founder. “We’re at the beginning stages of a partnership that can bring energy resilience to millions of Americans across the country.”
Also included with the F-150 Lightning is an 80-amp home charging station, with SunRun also being their preferred installer.
No announcements have been made about any installation partnerships in Canada.
Have you heard the #BigNews? Sunrun has partnered with @Ford on the #allnew #electric #F150Lightning to provide seamless installation of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and Home Integration System. Read our announcement at: https://t.co/dXHyTNH8nT pic.twitter.com/yLH0vrd7dG
— Sunrun (@Sunrun) May 20, 2021