For a few years now, some high-end smartphones have offered a so-called “ reverse charge “ function. Concretely, this means that they are able to charge another device (wireless headphones, a smartphone, etc.). In the electric car market, recharging (quite simply) is a real selection criterion for a large number of buyers, both in terms of speed and range. With his F – 150 Lightning, Ford intends to tick all the boxes, including reverse charging.
Reverse charging also on the Ford F – 150 Lightning
Indeed , a few weeks ago, the American manufacturer formalized the 30% electric variation of its highly prized F- 150 . A rebadged “Lightning” model, which would already register more than 200 pre-orders according to Ford. Recently, the manufacturer was keen to highlight its new upcoming model, at the Dearborn, Michigan plant.
The opportunity to demonstrate the production lines of the firm, but also to formalize a brand new feature, namely a reverse charge of 7.6 kW. This is not the first time that an electric vehicle has been able to supply energy to another vehicle, but on the Hyundai Ioniq 5, this function tops out at 2 kW.
Thus, by connecting a plug on the Ford F – 150 Lightning and on an electric vehicle, it is possible to use the energy of the pick-up to re-inflate the battery of the second vehicle. So handy if you come across another broken down vehicle on the side of the road. To this end, Ford indicates that the function can give back approximately 30 km of autonomy to a Mustang Mach-E in 1 hour and approximately 20 km to another F – 150 Lighthing during this same space of time.
Obviously, electric vehicles that consume less energy can dream of recovering even greater range. Recall that Ford had already announced that its F – 150 Lightning was perfectly able to supply energy to a house (and also to allow its owner to travel approximately 450 km on a single charge).