Ford started delivering F-150 Lightning vans close to the top of Could, and the primary prospects are in for a small shock. As reported by a person on the Lightning Owners forum, F-150 Lightnings include a free Tesla charging adapter, prone to spotlight the truck’s bi-directional charging capabilities (one thing that Tesla lacks).
We sat on this story for a number of days as a result of we weren’t positive if it was actual. In spite of everything, the F-150 Lightning guide states that charging adapters are “bought individually,” and the employees at Inside EVs didn’t attain any conclusions after investigating the story. However positive sufficient, a Ford consultant confirmed to Overview Geek that that the “first Lightnings” include adapters so prospects can “assist if wanted.”
“F-150 Lightning can cost different EVs utilizing its bi-directional charging functionality. We’re transport our first Lightnings with adapters so F-150 Lightning prospects can assist if wanted.”
Utilizing this charging adapter is pretty simple. If an F-150 Lightning driver comes throughout a stranded Tesla (which is surprisingly unusual), they will merely take out the truck’s bi-directional charging tools, hook up the adapter, and begin juicing up the Tesla.
The bi-directional system works at 7.5kW, which ought to present round 20 miles of vary to a Tesla after an hour of charging. That mentioned, I’m making a fairly tough guesstimate based mostly on the Mannequin S specs—we’ll get a extra correct quantity as soon as prospects can take a look at this in the true world.
We’re undecided if Ford will proceed handing out free Tesla charging adapters. Possibly that is only a good present for the earliest prospects, or a approach to poke enjoyable at Tesla’s lack of bi-directional charging. Both method, it’s neat.
Supply: Lightning Owners