2021 Ford F-150 Pro Power Onboard | Autoblog

The new 2021 Ford F-150 is ushering in a new era of pickup capability, but there's more to it than the introduction of the PowerBoost hybrid. While that new powertrain is certainly the truck's headlining element, the supporting electrical architecture enables a level of utility that hasn't been offered in past consumer half-tons. The true party trick is Ford's new "Pro Power Onboard" feature, which is essentially a built-in generator that provides juice for the 2021 F-150's rather robust in-bed power station. This system is available even on gasoline-engine models, but its utility is maximized with the electrified powertrain. ICE models equipped with the option max out at 2.0 kilowatts, while the PowerBoost hybrid can be had with either a 2.4- or a whopping 7.2-kilowatt inverter. The idea here is that the F-150 can essentially stand in for a high-output portable generator. In a worksite example provided by Ford, a PowerBoost model with the 7.2-kW upgrade and a single tank of fuel could provide 32 hours of power for an 1,800-watt compound miter saw, a 1,000W circular saw, a 1,200W battery charger, a 1,200W hammer drill, and a 1,000W air compressor with hundreds of watts to spare for lighting and other accessories. Autoblog obsessively covers the auto industry. We are a trusted source of auto research, information, and automotive issues. Get more Autoblog Read: http://www.autoblog.com Like: http://on.fb.me/13uhpVb Follow: http://twitter.com/therealautoblog

Video Transcript

Hey, guys Chris McGraw here. I'm in the back of the 2021 Ford F-150 limited, and this does have the PowerBoost. And I just want to show you from the back all these plug options. We have three different plug options here-- A, B, and A plus B. So we have a 120-volt, 20-amp, 2.4-kilowatt max plug right here you can use.

And let's go over to A. That another 120-volt, 20-amp, 2.4-kilowatt max. Or, you could do A plus B, which is a 240-volt, 37.2-kilowatt max plug there. That some pretty intense power coming from the back of the truck. I believe this is around a $700 option. And if you were to buy a generator that had this kind of power, it costs you much more. So this option, highly recommended.

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