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Solar mod turns Ford F-150 Lightning EV into a backup home generator

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Ford began deliveries of its F-150 Lightning last month, and the electric version of the truck features a new option with a lot more utility than all-weather floor mats. For about $5,000, not including installation costs, you can add a bidirectional charging system that turns the EV pickup into a backup generator capable of powering your home for three days. Sunrun, the nation’s largest residential solar power company, developed the groundbreaking charging system with Ford, tapping into the Lightning’s massive battery to keep the lights on during an electrical outage, a technology that could h…

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