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#298407 - 02/19/21 04:59 PM F150 Hybrid as Power Source in Texas Freeze
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For 2021, the F-150 pickup truck can be fitted with a PowerBoost hybrid powertrain, combining an electric motor with a turbocharged V6 engine. Part of its appeal is the ability, when equipped, to serve as a 7.2-kW generator for powering tools and appliances.

https://www.driving.ca/ford/auto-news/ne...in-frigid-texas

Apparently it worked well. The genny function is designed for worksites, so it only starts the engine when needed.


Edited by dougwalkabout (02/19/21 04:59 PM)

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#298410 - 02/19/21 06:34 PM Re: F150 Hybrid as Power Source in Texas Freeze [Re: dougwalkabout]
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I really like the idea of this -- only one engine to maintain, only one fuel tank to keep filled. I hope that truck manufacturers start doing something like this in larger models. It wouldn't be big enough to run the air conditioning in my house but it would cover everything else.

Always use appropriate extension cords or a properly installed transfer switch -- never backfeed into the power utility's system with a generator!

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#298432 - 02/21/21 01:18 AM Re: F150 Hybrid as Power Source in Texas Freeze [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Nice, that's some serious power. Toyota TRD Off-Road versions of their trucks and SUVs have built-in inverters but they only put out 100 Watts/400 Watts engine on/off.
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#298473 - 02/23/21 10:52 PM Re: F150 Hybrid as Power Source in Texas Freeze [Re: dougwalkabout]
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I'm hoping that will be my next truck. I've currently got a Toyota TRD that Blast references, and couldn't even pull enough power to run a crockpot full of chili the last time I went tailgating. I think the Ford would do that nicely!

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#298474 - 02/24/21 02:36 AM Re: F150 Hybrid as Power Source in Texas Freeze [Re: dougwalkabout]
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It's worth noting that a separate, good quality stand-alone genny will cost you a helluva lot less money than a F150 hybrid with the works.

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