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    Question F150 To The Rescue?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/18/some...uEmhUe9SZRl-S8


    Some Texans use 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid pickup trucks to power homes amid winter storm



    Some 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid pickup owners in Texas are using it to power their homes during the winter storm that’s left millions without electricity and heat.

    The truck’s PowerBoost onboard generator “gives you the ability to use your truck like a mobile generator,” according to Ford.

    Jerry Hall, 73, told CNBC on Thursday that “the truck saved the day.”

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    I mean a generator is like $300, vs a new car lol.

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    ^^^ I agree, just stick with my used vehicles and a portable generator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultradriver10000 View Post
    I mean a generator is like $300, vs a new car lol.
    Very true, but if you already own the truck why not. Also I'm sure there isn't a generator left on the shelf in all of Texas at this point.

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.edm...r-outages.html


    So the normal gas trucks can come with a 2000watt generator for $995.

    The hybrid trucks come with a 2400 watt gennie standard and you can upgrade to a 7200 watt gennie for an additional $750.

    The hybrid powertrain is a 3.5 ecoboost with an additional 47hp/220ftlb electric motor.

    Hybrid Powertrain cost is $4500. Hybrid with kickass generator is $5250.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangjoe87 View Post
    Very true, but if you already own the truck why not. Also I'm sure there isn't a generator left on the shelf in all of Texas at this point.

    I always tell people they should have a generator, even if they get the $99 one from Harbor freight... It seems like an adult thing to do. Otherwise you lose all of your food in the fridge and have no way for your furnace to heat your house. Also, you should have a transfer switch on your furnace to use generator power and cut power from the grid.
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    Took about an hour to install and I bought a 9000w generator from Costco for $500 (?).. it runs off of gas, propane or natural gas.. it'll run half my house.. $800 total cost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizeguy View Post
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    Took about an hour to install and I bought a 9000w generator from Costco for $500 (?).. it runs off of gas, propane or natural gas.. it'll run half my house.. $800 total cost

    Nice, what generator did you get?

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    https://www.costco.com/firman-7500w-...100648883.html

    Was $699 and I got $100 off cause they were discontinuing them? But now they have a shelves full of them
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    If I were buying a new F150, I would most likely buy this feature/package.

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