Range anxiety is the number one complaint by electric vehicle skeptics, despite the range on many EVs being above 300 miles, a number in the ballpark of some gas-fed cars. The number two complaint, that it’s not terribly easy to rescue an EV with an empty battery beyond, well, towing it, is now being addressed by Ford.
How? The 2022 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid and the upcoming 2022 F-150 Lightning EV will be capable of delivering emergency charges to stricken EVs via their Pro Power Onboard power supply and Ford’s Mobile Power Cord charger.
Remember, running out of fuel isn’t something that just happens to EVs. It’s something that’s happened from time to time over the past century in gas-fed vehicles. You’re on the highway and not thinking then suddenly the engine cuts off—out of fuel, you now need to call your roadside assistance service of choice for just enough gas to make it to the closest station.
For the full story, check out this article from Motor Trend.