According to Ford, the hybridâs generator âgives you the ability to use your truck like a mobile generatorâ that can release up to 7.2 kW of power.
In an interview withÂ CNBCÂ Randy â who is a retired refinery worker â said that he bought the vehicle partly due to that specific feature, adding that his power goes off often because of hurricanes and storms.
When the power died Sunday night, he decided to put the truck to the test.
âWithout it I would have been in the dark and cold like everybody else in the neighborhood,âÂ he said, adding that he helped neighbors charge their phones and laptops.
âQuite a few of the neighbors said, âHey, Iâm getting one,â like, âIâm trading my Dodge or GMC,â because, South Texas, with hurricanes and things like that, weâre always having power outages.â
Randy said he used his Fordâs generator to power his home for 3 days until his power came back on Wednesday.
Jerry Hall, 73, bought his Ford in January, just in time. The Texan said his home lost power Sunday evening through early Thursday.
âThe truck saved the day.â
âIt would have been three miserable days without the truck.â
— Autoblog (@therealautoblog) February 18, 2021
Jerry said he and his wife still had no heat during these days, but they were able to run extension cords from the vehicle into the home to power home appliances like lights, fridge, and TV.
âIt kept us connected with the outside world,âÂ he said.
Jerry added that the main reason he bought his F-150 was because of its onboard generator. And after the bad weather last spring caused some blackouts in his area he knew he had to search for a reliable generator.
Another example of the all-new Ford F-150 with Pro Power Onboard making a difference in Texas. Proud! pic.twitter.com/6jyY70abcv
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) February 18, 2021
Others who bought the 2021 Ford F-150 shared similar stories in an online forum, and pictures from there were shared to Twitter, getting the attention of Ford CEO Jim Farley.
âThe situation in the SW US is so difficult. Wish everyone in Texas had a new F150 with PowerBoost onboard generatorâŚ.â
The situation in the SW US is so difficult. Wish everyone in Texas had a new F150 with PowerBoost onboard generator…. https://t.co/KTgJpqjvPH
— Jim Farley (@jimfarley98) February 18, 2021
Follow Us on Instagram