For a price tag under $ 20,000 and a nice combined fuel mileage of 37 mpg, you can’t do worse than the 2022 Ford Maverick. Then it could even become a generator on wheels thanks to Pro Power Onboard technology.
Having said that, it’s going to take a while to get this technology, Muscle Cars & Trucks Reports. Yes, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Hybrid both have the necessary electrical architecture not only to accept a charge, but to distribute that charge to exterior objects, such as certain objects in your home when the neighborhood loses power.
But Ford engineering says the company plans to introduce this architecture in the second generation Maverick Hybrid – although an engineer told Muscle Cars & Trucks that this could become the standard for all vehicles:
“We had a conversation about an element of the power of the box that’s going to be what it is?” It may not be a 2.0 kW system. Maybe it is… (with a four cylinder engine) the capacity is there, especially with the hybrid. This is what we are looking at and we are ideally looking at that.
Trevor Scott, Marketing Director for Maverick, mentioned that the Maverick’s 110-volt outlets are functional for most of your current needs, like power tools, small generators for camping, and more. But with a more powerful output, the Maverick could achieve something similar to the F-150, which has powered homes and weddings since its introduction.
The integrated 240-volt outlet in the The F-150 Lightning will also be able to offer vehicle-to-vehicle charging in the near future.. Will the Maverick be able to replicate this? Probably not at this point, but it’s interesting that Ford is planning to make the Maverick even more maneuverable than it already is.
An increase in capacity, however, will likely come with an increase in price – which is something the current generation Maverick model has already started to succumb.