You know, Ford’s electric cars are used for good, besides saving the planet from harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Since their launch, they have been used as power sources during devastating disasters such as hurricanes and floods. now Ford reports on its electric cars, including F-150 Lightning truck and Electronic transport van, work for a different kind of use – making a movie.

As more people drive electric cars than ever before, consumers are learning that they can be used for more than just zero-emission driving.

The possibilities for a powerful mobile battery for these vehicles continue to open up. Ford electric vehicles, in particular, offer a unique feature called Pro Power Onboard. The technology turns Ford electric vehicles into mobile generators with the ability to power workplaces, campsites or anything else that needs power.

The Ford F-150 Lightning with Pro Power Onboard provides up to 9.6 kW of power with 11 conveniently located plugs. Four 120V outlets can be found in the huge Frunk of the truck, two in the cab, four inside and a final 240V outlet in the bed.

In August Electrician the F-150 Lightning is reported to have been used provide portable power for crews during flooding in Kentucky.

And then, most recently, during the devastating Hurricane Ian, when 2.6 million people were without power, there were reports of people using their Ford electric cars to power their homes.

It seems Ford’s electric vehicles are more valuable than just during an emergency. Ford Canada reports that the new film used energy from several of its electric vehicles to make the film possible.

Ford E-Transit on film. Source: Ford Canada

Ford electric cars power up the set

Ford worked with director Parr, an industry veteran, to create Mushroom, short film with two unique mushroom pickers who stumble upon the find of a lifetime while a war rages to see who will get it.

The movie was set in a forest, so it’s a good thing that mobile power is now a viable option with the latest advances in battery technology for electric vehicles. The film was made possible by the power of three Ford electric vehicles, two E-Transit and one Ford F-150 Lightning. Ford Canada says the electric vehicles have been used to:

On-set lightning and wind effects, high-definition cameras and even a production coffee maker – when it needs a kilowatt, Ford’s electric car with Pro Power Onboard is ready to provide it.

Mike Andre from the film’s camera crew talks about how impressed he was with the features:

We can see from the front, there is a whole other cockpit/storage space for whatever stuff you have. It has so many different features, yes, it’s amazing.

The success suggests that electric vehicles like Ford’s can be used as mobile power generators to support creative endeavors. You can watch the video at youtube here.

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