Ford has revealed a new feature for the F-150 Lightning electric pickup and the F-150 Hybrid called vehicle-to-vehicle charging. A special charge cable for pickups equipped with the Pro Power Onboard system allows the truck owner to share power with other electric vehicles.
Ford says the capability could be helpful during a power outage or other situation where another electric vehicle may have run out of power and is stuck. The system uses a cable featuring the standard SAE J1772 connector used on Fords and many other EVs.
The system requires the optional 9.6 or 7.2 kilowatt Pro Power Onboard system and supports Level-2 charging. When used to charge a Mustang Mach-E, the system can deliver 20 miles of driving range for each hour of charging. If utilized to charge another Lightning pickup, the system will add up to 13 miles of distance per hour.
Charging an E-Transit low roof cargo van would add 10 miles of charge per hour. The cable utilizes the 240-volt power outlet in the bed of the F-150 pickups. It’s unclear if the charging cable will be included with Hybrid or Lightning trucks or if it’s an option.
Source:: 95 Octane