In temporary: Smartphones like these from Samsung’s Galaxy line have lengthy shipped with a power-sharing function that permits you to share juice with different handsets, watches or earbuds in a pinch. Ford’s new all-electric F-150 Lightning additionally affords comparable performance as one new proprietor not too long ago realized.
While going via the car’s included equipment, the person stumbled upon a cellular energy twine, a 14-30 to 14-50 adapter and a J1772 Tesla adapter. Other discussion board members had a subject day with the prospect of coming to the rescue of stranded Teslas.
“We can assist all these poor lifeless Teslas,” the unique poster stated. “I’ll add a bumper sticker “Tesla Rescue Squad”,” one other person quipped.
When pinged for remark, a Ford rep instructed The Verge that the 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,” the spokesperson added.
Depending on the trim mannequin, the F-150 Lightning can put out 2.4 kilowatts or 9.6 kilowatts from quite a lot of connectors within the cab, mattress and entrance trunk.
Tesla sells a J1772 charging adapter on its web site for $50. According to the itemizing, it’s appropriate with most Level 2 public charging stations and helps charging speeds as much as 19.2kW. The adapter comes customary with the acquisition of any Tesla, we’re instructed.
As Electrek highlights, together with the adapter with Lightning vehicles might be only a advertising and marketing ploy by Ford and a jab at rival Tesla. Still, it might turn out to be useful in uncommon situations.