Cold wave causes power outage at home, American retiree forum shares pickup truck power generation solution.

Recently, Texas, a state renowned for its thriving oil and livestock industries and cowboy culture, has been hit by a cold snap. Power outages and soaring electricity prices have become a common occurrence as power generation equipment fails to function properly. In response to this, a Ford F-150 hybrid owner shared his power generation experience on the forums of Equipped with an optional Pro Power onboard generator module, this retired refinery worker’s 2021 F-150 XLT PowerBoost can generate up to 7.2 kW of power. With just over 10 liters of gasoline, he was able to power his 75-inch television, refrigerator, and coffee maker for 10-12 hours a day. Compared to his neighbors’ gasoline generators, which required refueling at least twice a day, powering his home using his pickup truck was not only quieter, but also had a larger fuel tank. Another Ford F-150 owner claimed that a single tank of gasoline could support two to three days of heating needs for his house.


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