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When the power is out, you can count on the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost to deliver a charge. The Ford F-150 PowerBoost uses the Pro Power Onboard generator to power homes, worksites, campsites, and more. This feature really came in handy during tornado relief efforts. 

The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost powers relief sites 

2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid on the road
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid | Ford

After Kentucky experienced one of the worst tornado outbreaks in the country’s history, the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost prepared for duty. The Ford Fund supported relief efforts by sending six Ford F-150 Hybrid models to the region that experienced the most damage. 

Multiple areas have been without electricity, and the F-150 PowerBoost supplied power to relief sites. The Power Pro Onboard generator can power an average-sized home for up to three days, providing those in need with crucial electricity. 

How can the F-150 PowerBoost help? 

The 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost can be equipped with three different generators. Also, the gasoline-powered Ford F-150 models can be equipped with a smaller 2.0 kW generator. 

With the standard 2.5-liter PowerBoost Hybrid F-150, you get a 2.4-kW generator, but you can upgrade to the 7.2-kW generator. The 7.2 kW generator can run for up to 32 hours on a full tank of gas. It comes with four 120V 20A outlets and one NEMA L14-30R 240V 30 A. 

Ford F-150 models with the 7.2-kW generator were deployed to tornado-damaged areas. They are being used to power-up places being used as shelters for victims. The trucks will also power worksites to aid in clean-up efforts. 

The Ford Fund is teaming up with the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Toolbank USA, and other nonprofits to send the Ford F-150 Hybrid models where they’re needed the most. For example, when Texas was hit with a massive ice storm that knocked out power last winter, the F-150 Hybrid was sent to the rescue. 

But power isn’t all that Ford is helping with. Ford is contributing $125,000 to aid in response and rebuilding efforts in Kentucky and other afflicted states. Plus, the Ford Fund contributes $500,000 to the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program annually. 

Employees at the Kentucky Truck Plant and the Lousiville Assembly Plant near the tornado-damaged areas are taking up food, money, and hygiene products to donate as well. 

What else can the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid do? 

Dashboard and front seats in 2022 Ford F-150 Limited
2022 Ford F-150 Limited | Ford

We Put the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost to Work

Aside from helping those in need, the 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost is the ultimate work truck. It can charge other electric vehicles in your fleet with a Ford Mobile Power Cord adaptor. Simply plug the adaptor into the 240-volt outlet in the truck bed, and you’re ready to charge. 

The F-150 Hybrid has a spacious interior for all of your gear. Plus, the center console can be turned into a desk to provide a flat workspace. It’s large enough to place a laptop, and you can use the Wi-fi hotspot to connect it. 

If you get tired, use the Max Recline seats that fold nearly flat to catch a nap. Then get back to work with the multifunction tailgate. It can hold your coffee, computer, and tablet. Plus, it has a ruler so you can measure your cuts and clamps to secure lumber for cutting. 

The F-150 PowerBoost is a mobile worksite that can be incredibly helpful in emergencies. It’s a great option to consider if you don’t want to wait for the fully electric Ford F-150 Lightning to arrive.