Skok: The electric Ford F-150 Lightning can charge itself

One of the F-150 Lightning’s standout features is its bi-directional charging capability, which allows the battery pack to be used as an energy source for other electrical equipment.

That includes power tools, radios, entire homes during blackouts and even other electric vehicles. Not just ander voertuie, in werklikheid.

Shortly after its launch in May, several testers decided to see what happens if you plug the F-150 Lightning’s charging cable into its own 240-volt outlet in the bed, which is powered by a 7.2-kilowatt inverter on top models. It turns out the vehicle starts charging itself, but not in a useful way.