F-150 Lightning with Adapter

Ford Goes Troll Offering F-150 Lightning with Adapter for Charging Stranded Teslas


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Car manufacturers in the United States have yet to agree on standardized charging cable connectors, which can be frustrating for owners.

Ford has equipped the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning with a standard accessory component that allows power from the onboard Pro Power generator to charge Tesla models with their proprietary connection.

The news was shared in the Lightning Owners forum by user PipeFitter52, who discovered the special item shortly after receiving his electric pickup: 

"I took delivery of my 2022 Lightning, and as I'm going through the included items I found an adapter to charge Teslas." That's an interesting find. If I come across any dead Teslas, I'll send my Ford Lightning to help."

The part is an aftermarket Lenz J1772 adapter, which is easily found and purchased online. As stated on the box, it is "compatible with all Tesla models," which means you can plug any Model S, 3, X, or Y with a dead battery into the generator of your Ford F-150 and save the day. 

Aside from the Tesla charger, each new Lightning comes with a second adapter built by Parkworld that is compatible with all Ford mobile chargers. This means that all F-150 Lightning are potential charging stations for other EVs.

The Pro Power onboard generator available on the F-150 Lightning and F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid can provide 20 miles (32 km) of range in a Mach-E for every hour of charging, or 13 miles (21 km) in another F-150 Lightning. 

We anticipate that the 240-volt outlet will provide a comparable amount of range to any Tesla. According to Ford, the onboard generator can power a house for up to three days.