As for anyone who has been involved in a wedding, whether you’re part of the planning or just part of the wedding, you know just how much goes into one of these events. And just how easy it is to throw the plans off course. The groom of one Michigan wedding that took place this August thought his wedding was going to be doomed. What could be worse than a power outage on the day of a wedding? According to The Detroit Free Press, that is just what happened to Vetrivel Chandrasekaran on his wedding day. Luckily for Chandrasekaran, a wedding guest had remembered that his 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid pickup truck could be used as a generator, and potentially save the evening.
And it worked!
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Generator Saves The Day (And The Night)
The outdoor backyard night party went from being inevitably canceled, to a booming success. The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost generator was not only capable of running the outdoor lights for the party, but also supplied all the power for the music.
While the base 2021 F-150 pickup truck comes with a 2.3 kWh Pro Power Onboard inverter generator, the PowerBoost hybrid kicks that output up to an impressive 7.2 kWh, thanks to the aid of its batteries. Ford engineers once told us that its powerful enough to supply electricity to three average American homes. Some Ford engineers also applied its capabilities in unconventional ways, like hauling an entire electric stove to a campsite for a slow cooked roast.
Having the benefit of a muffler, the Pro Power unit on the 2021 Ford F-150 is already one quiet generator to begin with. Running on batteries, of course, makes power generation completely silent. When the battery starts to run down on a charge, the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost will start up its engine to start recharging the battery pack at an idling RPM, which would still be quieter than any gasoline power generator. The party was said to go on till 2-3:00 AM with no power interruption.
Not The First Time ProPower Onboard Generator Saved Day
In Texas, this past winter, the Ford Motor Company called on dealerships to loan out their 2021 F-150 trucks to help people that had lost power during a power outage during a once-a-century blizzard that ravaged the Lone Star State.
Looking ahead, the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck is supposed to be able to charge your whole house for up to three days with a full battery charge. It can also be ordered with a bidirectional charger that can hook up to your house and draw power from it to charge your truck, once the power is back up and running.