Texan Ford and Tesla Owners Use Their Cars to Power Their Homes
During the ongoing blackouts in Texas, residents are turning to their powerful vehicles with in-built generators to power supply to their homes. Read it here.
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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
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.