The Ford F-150 electric car can power a home for three days

The Ford F-150 electric car can power a home for three days

With the explosive growth in the popularity of electric cars and at the same time the global energy crisis, the idea of using them as backup power sources wherever they are needed has quite predictably emerged. And there is every reason to do so. For example, the battery of the Ford F-150 Lightning electric car has a capacity of 131 kW⋅h (the battery capacity of the standard version is 98 kW⋅h), which gives it a range of about 500 km.

From a practical point of view, this is enough to provide the average American home with energy for three days. The Ford Charge Pro system is proposed as a transitional device to connect the house, through which about 10 kilowatts of electricity will be able to flow into the house. As soon as the commercial power supply resumes, the system will automatically shut off the backup source.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average daily electricity consumption of American households in 2020 was about 30 kW⋅h. Ford clarified that the battery Ford F-150 Lightning, when connected to a set of solar panels can power the house for up to 10 days.

In the future, Ford intends to expand the possibility of bidirectional energy transfer. For example, if electricity rates are low at some point, it’s more profitable to charge the car’s battery. And vice versa, when electricity demand is high, it is more profitable to return it to the home grid.

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