Forget storage batteries and gas generators. Electric vehicles power homes when utilities fail | Transportation

Soon, you’ll be able to say goodbye to gas-powered generators and storage batteries if you want to power your home during a power outage.

Your backup power source will be set up in your driveway or garage, ready to keep your lights on, your fridge cold, and your air conditioner blowing.






David Menten, president of Sawgrass Ford in Sunrise, Florida, shows off some of the features of a Ford F-150 Lightning in the Sawgrass Ford showroom. The Lightning is one of the few electric vehicle models configured with bi-directional power flow capability. One of its selling points is that it can power a home for up to three days on its fully charged battery.




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Ford F-150 Lightning

Sawgrass Ford President David Menten shows off some of the features of a Ford F-150 Lightning in the Sunrise-based dealership’s showroom.










Ford F-150 Lightning

The Ford F-150 Lightning is one of only three models configured with bi-directional power flow capability. One of its selling points is that it can power a home for up to three days on its fully charged battery.




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