The Ford F-150 Lightning electric truck has many innovative features. The Blue Oval does a great job highlighting some of the popular features of its vehicles on YouTube. The American automaker created an entire YouTube miniseries on the pickup truck’s Mega Power Frunk.
What is a Mega Power Frunk?
Ford patented the Ford F-150 Lightning front storage space and called it the Mega Power Frunk. The Mega Power Frunk is perfect for easily storing objects and items that drivers may not want in the truck’s bed. This eliminates the need for tie-downs in many situations.
The frunk isn’t just a storage space. Ford also put four different powerpoints and two USB outlets in the Mega Power Frunk. These outlets are perfect for plugging in tools and appliances.
What’s in the frunk?
What’s In the Frunk is a YouTube miniseries that showcases the many uses of Ford’s Mega Power Frunk. The first episode features Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective from the Bronx, New York. The collective used the F-150 Lightning’s Mega Power Frunk to power appliances and prepare a meal.
The team used the F-150 Lightning’s many powerpoints to power a blender, electric stove, and other necessities for their meal. After they were finished cooking, they enjoyed the meal right in the truck bed of the F-150 Lightning by laying their food out on a small table in the middle of the bed. This episode is entitled A Frunkin Cookout.
Ford has produced three What’s In the Frunk episodes thus far, and more could be on the way. It’ll be interesting to see how consumers use the Mega Power Frunk when F-150 Lightning orders are fulfilled.
How big is the F-150 Lightning frunk?
The Mega Power Frunk has about 14 cubic feet of space. It can carry about 400 pounds. The frunk can fit two full-size golf bags. It can hold luggage, sports equipment, groceries, and more. If you can’t fit something in the frunk by some chance, you have the entire truck bed to rely on.
The frunk is new to trucks and adds even more utility to pickups, whether used for work or recreation. Ford claims that the Mega Power Frunk is class-leading in size and storage capacity.
The F-150 Lightning’s unique electric powertrain system gives it utility that drivers just can’t get from gas-powered pickup truck models. The Blue Oval has effectively turned the F-150 into a tool by electrifying it. This pickup truck can potentially power a home for days, power tools at a worksite, and carry cargo in a way no other F-150 has before.
The Lightning shocked consumers when it was unveiled, and its nearly 200,000 reservations (according to Business Insider) prove the truck is in high demand. Is the F-150 Lightning the key to the electric future? We’ll have to see how the Blue Oval’s new nameplate ages in the years to come, but it’s off to a great start.
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