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Powerful Electric-Powered Pickup Trucks

The Ford F-150 Lightning has Rooftop Solar Panels

— May 24, 2021 — Autos
The Ford F-150 Lightning is a powerful electric-powered pickup truck that has an eco-friendly dual charging design. The popular pickup truck comes equipped with a two-way charging mechanism that enables the truck to consume electric power to operate, or alternatively act as a battery or generator for other electric appliances. Electric power can be transferred to the vehicle through the traditional EV charging port as well as inducted through the rooftop solar panels that were developed in partnership with Sunrun. This innovative design is particularly appealing to those stuck in disaster- or blackout-prone locations.

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a proof-of-concept for electric pickup trucks. The vehicle packs a 2,000-pound payload rating and a 10,000-pound towing capacity. The Ford F-150 Lightning also boasts a 230-mile range. The 360-degree camera makes parking and turning easy while an assortment of outlets and robust lighting make it work- and adventure-friendly. The Ford F-150 Lightning will be available in the spring of 2022.

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