As it gets ready to deliver the first F-150 Lightning electric pickups to customers, Ford has confirmed pricing for the truck’s home backup power system hardware.
Customers who want to use their pickups as a backup power source will first need the Ford Charge Station Pro, Matthew Stover, the automaker’s director of charging and energy services, said in a statement. LinkedIn Posts. The 80-amp Charge Station Pro comes with versions with the Extended Range package, but it adds an additional $1,310 for those with the standard Range package.
Customers will then need a Home Integration System, which connects to the Charge Station Pro. The $3,895 system includes an inverter, a disconnect switch, and a set of batteries (unspecified) to enable this functionality. In the event of a power failure, the system automatically transfers power from the grid and begins to draw power from the truck.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Smart Backup Power
Stover notes that the Integrated Home System will be sold through Sunrun, with installation costs dependent on the customer’s own home setup. An additional $2,000 can be added to the installation, and the entire system will cost less than $6,000 for Extended Range truck buyers.
In fact, it can turn the F-150 Lightning into a backup power broker at home — providing Some functions of Tesla Powerwallprovided the vehicle is at home and plugged in. Ford is the only car manufacturer currently revealed a full ecosystem to refer to that scenario.
With 131 kwh from the Extended Range package, a single flash of lightning can be enough to provide backup power for large homes in a few days. Ford is also working on two-way possibilities and how such a system can be can help cushion the mesh.