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As the cold front lingers over Texas, creating major blackouts across the state, some of its residents are finding innovative ways to provide power to their homes — using their cars' battery packs.

Two vehicles, in particular, have been drawing attention across social media sites like Twitter and Reddit: Ford and Tesla.

Ford F-150 Hybrid as a power supplier

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A Texas man used his newly-bought Ford F-150 Hybrid to power his home for 72 hours during the blackout. He ran it between 10 to 12 hours per day, and the Ford F-150 didn't use up all that much fuel as he mentioned it only used a few gallons of gas in that time.

Ford CEO, Jim Farley, even commented on the Twitter post about the story.

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https://interestingengineering.com/texan-ford-and-tesla-owners-use-their-cars-to-power-their-homes