Ford electric vehicles are winning the hearts of longtime Ford fans with improved driving and new capabilities. EV owners are using their vehicles’ trunks and added vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology to upgrade their Halloween festivities by taking trick-or-treating to the next level. This Halloween, several Ford EV owners demonstrated the innovative features and added benefits of going electric.
You may notice more Ford electric vehicles driving around your neighborhood as the automaker continues to see growing interest in its EV models.
Is it instant torque, superior technology or a smooth, emission-free ride? Either way, EVs are finally getting the attention they deserve. However, electric vehicle drivers are finding that their journey offers more than just getting them from point A to point B.
Ford’s electric vehicles, specifically the F-150 Lightning, have been used to provide portable power during emergencies, such as during flooding in Kentucky and, more recently, Hurricane Ian.
Ford’s electric vehicles were even used to shoot a movie in the forest, powering everything from the set’s effects to the cameras and even the production crew’s coffee maker.
How is this possible, you ask? Ford’s electric vehicles, including the F-150 Lighting and E-Transit, are equipped with vehicle-to-load (V2L) technology, or as Ford calls it Pro Power Onboard.
Pro Power Onboard turns Ford electric vehicles into powerful mobile generators with up to 9.6 kW and 11 outlets. Four in the Mega Power Frunk, two inside, four in the bed and last but not least 240V in the bed.
Generating electricity is enough to provide backup power or even shoot a movie, but a few Ford EV drivers are taking it a step further by using their electric vehicles to enhance the holiday spirit. Halloween is a time when ghosts and goblins “come alive,” and Ford’s electric vehicles amp up the festivities like never before.
Ford electric vehicles upgrade the Halloween experience
Jace Kraft Miller and Justin Koenig of Cleveland, Ohio, were among the first to order the Ford F-150 Lightning after it was unveiled in May 2021. After test driving one at the launch event at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, they were sold and couldn’t wait to get their hands on one.
They were able to place their order for the Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat ER model in June 2022, with the EV truck arriving on October 7th, just in time for Halloween. Jace and Justin were thrilled that it came before the holidays so they could recreate their display of their Mustang Mach-E model last Halloween.
The couple took two work lamps with several Philips Hue bulbs and plugged them into Mega Power Frunk outlets. They then grabbed all the pumpkins and decorations they could find to fill the Frunk.
Since Jace and Justin live on a main road, they say they don’t have a lot of trick or treating, but they say it’s a fun way to participate in the Halloween festivities.
Jace told me that “the experience is really beyond anything we imagined,” adding, “We knew it would be good, but it’s so quiet and fast.”
They both work in the roofing industry in Cleveland and use a Ford F-150 Lightning in the field every day. Since the ladder and roof gear are always in the bed, they enjoy the added storage of the Frunk.
Although the boating season is winding down in most places, Jace told me they were able to get out once this past weekend and were “pleasantly surprised at the efficiency” of towing their 21-foot, 5,000-pound boat.
Joe from New York used his electric Ford truck to power the 9ft Jack Skellington (pictured above) from a 240V socket in the bed, while floodlights, glowing pumpkins and an animatronic Jack Skellington were powered into the Mega Power Frunk.
Joe took delivery of his Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat XR on June 3rd and told me he’s loved “every mile” of the 11,000 miles so far. He says he traveled more this past summer than ever before.
With “sports car acceleration,” Joe says it’s the most luxurious truck he’s driven in over 10 years of driving them. He also used a Ford Lightning for towing. Joe took his 36-foot, 9,500-pound trailer to Cape Cod, Maine.
Corey, another driver of the Ford-150 Lightning, uses his electric truck for a convenient spot for neighborhood entertainment.
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