Electric Vehicles (EVs) could be the future of backup power sources such as batteries or generators.
The upcoming new electric vehicles becoming available to the public in the next few years will come with state-of-the-art clean energy features. Not only will these options be better for your daily commute and the environment, but they will also help homes become more integrated with smarter, cleaner energy. In the very near future, solar batteries and gas-powered generators will not be the only clean energy backup power options.
New 2022 Ford Electric Vehicle Announced
The Ford Motor Company recently revealed a new electric vehicle in their upcoming lineup, the 2022 F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The new 2022 F-150 Lightning will showcase many interesting features not present in other EVs or F-150s alike. Not only is it Ford’s quickest truck yet with a zero to sixty of 4.4 seconds, but in the case of a power outage, the F-150 Lightning’s battery can be utilized as a home power source for up to 10 days! Ford’s 2022 F-150 Lightning will have a dual-motor setup and will be the first electric vehicle to use bi-directional charging, allowing it to provide backup power for homes at much higher power and length of time than traditional batteries.
When buying the F-150 Lightning owners would need to opt-in for Ford Charge Station Pro with the inverter and home management system. This allows Lightning Intelligent Power functions to charge the truck and act as a backup with an output of 9.6 kW of power depending on usage. Ford’s Intelligent Power modes can switch automatically and give approximately three days of full home power and up to ten days of partial power. The starting price of the 2022 F-150 Lightning is $39,974 for the commercial type of truck which is set to be the cheapest electric truck available in 2022.
How will Electric Vehicles Affect Energy Technology?
New features in upcoming electric vehicles, such as Ford’s 2022 F-150 Lightning, will allow its users to have a functional backup power source. These electric vehicle smart power features will be able to power homes in the case of outages, provide mobile power generation (such as providing power tools at construction sites), and off-grid batteries (such as when camping). Why is this important? This technology could essentially make batteries obsolete and EVs will be the new batteries. If more companies continue to create electric vehicles with more power capacity, smart power features, and bi-directional charging then electric vehicles could possibly take the place of gas generators, some solar batteries, or other older models of backup power sources.
Sungenia is looking forward to these exciting changes in clean energy technology and seeing the changes these updates will make in our communities and lifestyles. More companies could potentially partner with other eco-minded businesses or even integrate multiple clean energy technologies together to help work towards a cleaner, greener tomorrow. In any case, renewable energy technology is becoming a popular and smart investment. Interested in going solar? Contact team Sungenia, we love talking solar.