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The two.0-kW and a pair of.4-kW programs every characteristic a pair of 120-volt, 20-amp AC energy shops.


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Some of the exceptional features of Ford’s new F-150 is the choice to equip it with a generator to energy instruments (or blenders or TVs). Ford’s determined that it might probably use this neat trick to assist of us down in Texas who’re struggling with out energy after winter storms induced widespread outages all around the state.

In line with a report printed Thursday by Automotive Information, Ford has requested sellers in Texas to mortgage out their inventory of F-150 PowerBoost hybrid fashions — some 415 vehicles in all — to assist houses and companies. It is even altered its loaner program to make that course of extra simple.

Particularly, Ford is upping its loaner charge paid to sellers by $600 to assist incentivize them, and it is also assured sellers that the vehicles can nonetheless be offered to prospects as a part of a March Truck Month promotion.

Presently, all of Ford’s gasoline-powered F-150 fashions may be ordered with the 2-kilowatt generator choice, apart from the bottom V6. Hybrid fashions get a 2.4-kW generator as commonplace and a 7.2-kW system may be optioned.

Clearly, 415 turbines aren’t going to make a significant dent for the entire state, but it surely’s good to see Ford encouraging its sellers to assist out. Now, if solely authorities officers down there would take a lesson from Boucherville, Quebec, and get some diesel locomotives linked to the grid to behave as big turbines. That is some critical juice.


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