Siemens collaborates with Ford on custom bidirectional charger for F-150 Lightning electric pickup

Siemens eMobility is working with Ford to develop a custom charger for the upcoming F-150 Lightning. The Ford Charge Station Pro is a UL-certified, “bidirectional-ready” Level 2 charging station that features peak power of 19.2 kW.

The Ford Charge Station Pro is required to enable Ford Intelligent Backup Power, a system that allows the F-150 Lightning to be used as a power source during outages. In the future, says Siemens, additional features will be made available via firmware updates that will help customers “interact even further with the grid.”

“Together with Ford, Siemens is not only helping accelerate electric vehicle adoption in the residential space but is also empowering drivers to take more ownership of their energy future,” said John DeBoer, head of Siemens eMobility in North America. “The technology behind this charger is helping make charging at home more sustainable, more reliable, and more accessible.”

Source: Siemens