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How To Charge Tesla EVs From A Ford F-150 Lightning

•, By: Tom Moloughney

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a ground-breaking electric vehicle for a lot of reasons and is changing the minds of many pickup truck owners that previously thought they would never consider an electric truck.

Its huge mega power frunk is a tremendous asset for safely storing tools and other cargo, and Ford's Intelligent Backup Power System is the first emergency-power system of its kind that lets an EV power a home or business during an outage. 

Then there's Ford Pro Power Onboard, a system that allows owners to use the truck as a mobile generator, but this feature isn't unique to the F-150 Lightning. However, Ford does include some extra Pro Power Onboard equipment with the Lightning that doesn't come with the conventionally-fueled F-150 trucks.

The two pieces of extra equipment are a NEMA 14-50 to NEMA 14-30 adapter and a J1772 to Tesla Adapter. This equipment is used to allow Lightning owners to charge other EVs from the vehicle's 30-amp 240-volt Pro Power outlet in the bed of the truck. 

Ford also includes the Ford Mobile Charger with the Lightning, as they do with the Mustang Mach-E. The Mobile Charger is a 32-amp dual voltage portable charger that had adapters that allow the user to utilize either a standard 120-volt household outlet or a 240-volt NEMA 14-50 outlet to charge electric vehicles.