February 1, 2023
News A bad winter storm couldn't stop the Lightning EV. Ford Massive winter storms smothered most central U.S. states, northeastern areas, and Canada over the holiday season. Thankfully, one Ontario homeowner had an F-150 Lightning EV and used Ford’s truck to keep his home powered up and the lights on for two days while the…

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A bad winter storm couldn’t stop the Lightning EV.

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Massive winter storms smothered most central U.S. states, northeastern areas, and Canada over the holiday season. Thankfully, one Ontario homeowner had an F-150 Lightning EV and used Ford’s truck to keep his home powered up and the lights on for two days while the power was out.

If you were wondering if an EV could power a house, the answer is yes. While we’re already well aware of Ford’s bidirectional charging technology, which allows the F-150 Lightning EV battery packs to send or receive power, this is an excellent example of a real-world usage scenario.

Interestingly enough, Reddit user RapsFanLJ doesn’t have Ford’s “Home Integration System” or the correct wiring connected to their home electric panel and grid, but that didn’t stop the user from taking advantage of the F-150 Lightning’s massive battery cells.

According to a post on Reddit, once the power went out in their neighborhood, the F-150 Lightning EV owner sprung into action. Even without a proper bidirectional charging system, this owner used both power outlets in the EV’s…

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