2021 Ford F-150 and Generator
The Ford F-150 has been a favorite amongst truckers for decades. America’s love affair with pickup trucks has only grown stronger over the years, and brands have noticed this, too. No longer are trucks just working-class vehicles devoid of the latest technology. Laden with technology that is only found in the higher-priced cars these days, the F-150 can measure up to any semi-luxury vehicle one can think of.
Snazzy interiors with a host of amenities like USB ports and a new big generator makes the F-150 on par with consumer vehicles. Small powered outlets are very common and can be found in most cars. But the 2021 Ford F-150 takes it up a notch and its new generators can provide enough juice for even power tools. Heavy-duty haulers that are in the construction business would definitely welcome this new addition with open arms.
How and Why?
It all started by listening to what the people were saying. Being the people’s champion that they are, Ford decided to include a generator to make hauling a gas-powered generator obsolete.
Ford’s own research showed that many people in the construction business usually had to carry a separate generator for their power tools. Any pickup truck can convert the engine’s output to electrical energy, so Ford came up with the ingenious idea to put the concept to good use.
There are three different types of generators available onboard, which vary in output and depend on the powertrain of the truck. The non-hybrid power trains have the option of getting the 2 kW system, while the hybrid ones can get either the 2.4 kW or 7.2 kW option.
The 7.2 kW system is possible only due to the 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack in the car. It can easily power an air compressor, plasma cutter, angle grinder, work light, and chop simultaneously. A chop shop on wheels, this system can run for 32 hours straight when you have a full tank. This means that you can easily ditch your gasoline one and rely only on Ford’s generator from now on.
If you do not need all this power, the 2.4 kW system alone will be able to run a projector, popcorn machine, loudspeakers, or just a jackhammer for 85 hours straight.
The Pro Power is offered with both conventional and hybrid power trains. This is because Ford does not anticipate a lot of sales in the hybrid department but certainly expects it to grow over the years. The 24V electrical system is great for most power tools and has enough juice to power them for hours. Especially useful for people with small businesses, the new generator takes the load of hauling another one off the worker’s mind.
The 2021 Ford F-150 with the new generator might just set a new precedent for the trucks being released in the future. Schedule a test drive with us to check out all the features on the 2021 Ford F-150 yourself.
If you are in Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville, or Topsail Beach, come by our Capital Ford of Wilmington dealership in Wilmington, NC, and test drive a Ford F-150 to see for yourself.