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Ford, PG&E to Test Electric Truck as Home Power Source During Blackouts

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Ford Motor Co. and PG&E Corp. are planning to test an electric vehicle that will provide power to homes during blackouts, as the California utility company tries to lessen the impact of outages during wildfires or storms.

As per a report, the companies will evaluate Ford’s F-150 Lightning electric vehicle to send electricity back to a house and connect to a grid, Ford CEO Jim Farley and PG&E CEO Patti Poppe revealed.

Ford’s new battery-powered F-150 will be the very first of its kind to serve as an alternative power source. Poppe said that the company is testing five trucks this year.

PG&E is looking into ways to limit the frequency of power outages to customers when strong winds increase the risk of wildfires.

Poppe added that electric vehicles are becoming more common in California and might be one option for residents to keep their lights running during shutoffs.

Earlier this week, PG&E stated that they would cooperate with General Motors to test EVs to provide a backup source of home power.

This story originally appeared on Automotive News. Featured image from Ford.

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