The Ford F-150 Lightning isn’t the first all-electric pickup truck, but it will be the first vehicle that can be used as a back-up generator for the home.
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Ford Director of Charging and Energy Services Matt Stover said in post on LinkedIn that the home integration system will cost $3,895.
The system for the Ford F-150 Lightning includes an inverter, an automatic switch and a small battery. The Lightning Smart Backup feature also requires the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro, a bi-directional home charging station that is standard on all Lightnings with a high-capacity battery pack.
Buyers of a Ford F-150 Lightning with a Standard Range battery can purchase a charging station for $1,310, bringing the total cost of converting a budget electric pickup truck into a standby generator to $5,205 plus installation costs. Considering the base-level Ford F-150 Lightning starts at $39,974 and the $7,500 U.S. EV tax credit brings the price down to $32,474. And that’s excluding government rebates to $3,500.
Such an electric car practically replaces a full-fledged home battery system. For example, Tesla Powerwall will cost $11.5 thousand.
Ford begins production of F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck with a starting price of less than $40,000