We have learned and published how some Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid 2021 owners in texas use their trucks with generators to power vital parts of their homes yesterday. Now, Automotive News discovered a much larger surge of Ford himself to help those without electricity during the current Texas crisis.
L’Ovale Bleu is mobilized and tells its Trader network in Texas to lend their F-150 inventory to people without electricity. Ford reportedly sent a letter to dealers across the state on Thursday to initiate the process. Dealers will receive $ 600 per a truck put any F-150 with the ProPower generator function in a loan fleet.
There are 415 such-equipped trucks in dealer inventory in Texas, Ford said.
Automotive News obtained a copy of the letter and extracted it from it.
“For over a century, Ford Motor Co. and our dealer partners have been here to support and serve our communities when needed. Our communities in Texas need all the support they can get right now. You can make a significant difference in our community by providing help during these very difficult times. “
The company also released this official statement to A regarding its ongoing efforts.
“Due to the urgent and unprecedented weather situation in Texas, a number of our local dealers use the all-new Ford F-150 equipped with Pro Power Onboard to help in their communities. We are proud to be involved in helping Texas at this time of need. “
As we have detailed in our position on how people use their trucks, all 2021 F-150 owners who have chosen their van with the ProPower generator feature can take advantage of this feature. All PowerBoost hybrid pickups have a 2.4 kW generator as standard equipment, but an upgraded 7.2 kW system is available. Non-hybrid F-150s are available with a slightly less powerful 2 kW generator system as an option, with the exception of the base 3.3-liter V6 truck, which does not have a generator.
We have reached out to Ford to see if we can get more information on the game plan and the progress of this program.