Ford provides adapter to charge stranded Tesla vehicles with F-150 Lightning pickup

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Ford has been providing an adapter to F-150 Lightning electrical pickup buyers that enables them to complaint stranded Tesla vehicles.

The automaker started deliveries of the F-150 lightning past month, and we are starting to larn much astir the small details of the conveyance acknowledgment to aboriginal owners.

One of the features that got radical astir excited astir the F-150 Lightning is the bidirectional charging capacity, which is the quality to nonstop powerfulness from the vehicle’s artillery battalion to different things, similar a location oregon adjacent different electrical vehicle.

Ford provides a cord that plugs into the F-150 Lightning and tin complaint immoderate electrical conveyance with a J1772 plug, which is the modular EV connector successful North America. Early Lightning customers get the Mobile Power Cord, 14-30 to 14-50 adapter and besides the J1772 to Tesla adapter. So Lightning customers tin lend a manus to each different J1772 electrical vehicles too. Only Tesla vehicles don’t usage the connector. Instead, Tesla uses its ain proprietary plug.

One caller proprietor who posted connected the Lightning Owners forum discovered that on with the cable, Ford provided an adapter for Tesla vehicles:

I took transportation of my 2022 Lightning and arsenic I’m going done the included items I recovered an adapter to complaint Teslas. Interesting find. If I find immoderate dormant Teslas I’ll fto my Ford Lightning travel to the rescue. Also included was an adapter to assistance with each Ford mobile chargers. I conjecture Ford wants america owners to commencement a National Mobile Charging Network.

Here’s the adapter provided by Ford:

Tesla sells the same, oregon similar, J1772 to Tesla adapter for $50 connected its website. Tesla owners tin usage it to complaint their vehicles astatine level 2 charging stations.

Electrek’s Take

This is simply a weird determination successful my opinion. Providing this adapter to F-150 Lightning owners tin lone beryllium utilized to complaint a Tesla conveyance with your F-150 Lightning.

There are not a batch of opportunities to bash that. Charging EV to EV is not the astir effectual mode to charge, truthful the main crushed to bash it would beryllium to assistance a stranded Tesla without a charge, which is highly rare.

It’s benignant of unusual to supply a $50 adapter based connected the uncommon accidental that it could perchance beryllium useful. Maybe it’s conscionable a selling ploy. If it is, good done due to the fact that it worked.

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