The new Ford F-150 2021 offers many unique options. Seats that extend 180 degrees, or the transmission lever that lowers to turn the console into a work table, are just a few examples.
But there's another option that may come in handy in unexpected circumstances, and that's the new generator option on the F-150 Hybrid Powerboost.
To summarize: Texas, a generally hot and dry state, is currently experiencing a cold snap. This cold weather has resulted in slippery roads, as well as unexpected and prolonged power outages. Several residences have been without power for several hours or even days.
But a far-sighted Texas homeowner had a brilliant idea. A new owner of a Ford F-150 Powerboost Hybrid since the end of January, he decided to take advantage of the on-board generator. Remember that this version allows you to receive a 7.2 kW generator, capable of powering the most common tools on a construction site in all conditions.
But our Texan, Randy Jones, did better. He used his generator to plug in his appliances and some light for the house. With his truck full of gas, he even managed to power the television. And all this by connecting electrical extension cords between his F-150 Hybrid and his house. The man and his wife were able to spend the three days of the blackout in relative comfort, without suffering too much.
Remember that the generator is not the only advantage of this Ford. The PowerBoost F-150 Hybrid 4x4, which combines a turbocharged 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor, boasts impressive power (430 horsepower) and torque (570 lb-ft).
Fuel consumption averages 9.8 L/100 km. Considering its 116-liter fuel tank, the F-150 Hybrid offers a total range of nearly 1,200 kilometers under optimal conditions. If you choose the F-150 Hybrid, regardless of equipment level, you should also know that its payload is 2,120 pounds and its towing capacity is 12,700 pounds.