Have you ever been in a position where you have a dead electric vehicle and desperately need to charge it, but you’re in the middle of nowhere, probably because you’re bad at planning? If only someone with a full-size electric van or hybrid could come and help you by giving you some energy.
Ford has the solution for your car without electric charge
Ford seems to think this hypothetical situation is something that could happen because it announced that both the F-150 Lightning and the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid (with at least 7.2 kilowatts of Pro Power on board) will be able to charge an EV at Level 2 speeds. All you need is the Ford mobile power cord that comes with any Ford EV and an L14-30P to 14-50R adapter plug.
Buy your charger adapter on Amazon
If you don’t know much about plug standards, that adapter looks like it might be made of unobtanium, but it’s very common. You can buy one on Amazon or a trillion other places, frankly. To make it work, plug the adapter into the 240-volt outlet on your F-150 Lightning or PowerBoost and then plug the FMPC end into the adapter. Connect the vehicle charger to the EV you want to charge, and bingo, it’s already charging.
How fast will an EV charge this?
That depends on the EV. Ford estimates that a Mustang Mach-E RWD with the extended-range battery would get around 20 miles per hour of charging. A Ford E-Transit would only reach about 10 miles per hour. And because Ford doesn’t use proprietary charging ports, this will work on virtually any electric vehicle.
So while this won’t be something you want to do on a regular basis, for emergency purposes, it’s great, and it’s something that would surely be very pleased if more vehicles could do this in the future.