F-150® Lightning® Charging Frequently Asked Questions

The following are answers to some of the most common questions about charging the Ford F-150 Lightning. 

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Select from the questions below for answers about the F-150 Lightning truck's charging capabilities:

How fast can the F-150 Lightning charge? 

Using Direct Current (DC) fast charging:

  • The 2024 F-150 Lightning Standard Range (98 kWh battery) can charge from 15-80% in about 32 minutes.*
  • The 2024 F-150 Lightning Extended Range (131 kWh battery) can charge from 15-80% in about 38 minutes.

Using Level 2 Alternating Current (AC) charging:

  • The 2024 F-150 Lightning Standard Range (98 kWh battery) can charge from 15-80% in about 10 hours.*
  • The 2024 F-150 Lightning Extended Range (131 kWh battery) can charge from 15-80% in about 13 hours.

What charge level is recommended for daily driving?

Ford recommends that you set a charge limit of 90% for everyday driving and charge up to 100% when you need the full range for a trip. 

Charging to 90% helps prolong the life of your battery. 

¿Qué sucede si me quedo sin carga en la carretera?

Ford Roadside Assistance can help. You can choose where you would like to have your vehicle towed and recharged within 50 miles of your vehicle's location: your home, a public charging station, or an Electric Vehicle (EV)-Certified dealer. 

Si supera las 50 millas, Ford te llevará hasta la opción más cercana disponible. 

Ford Roadside Assistance in the U.S. is included with your F-150 Lightning for 5 years/60,000 miles from the warranty start date (whichever comes first), with the option to extend after that.

Can the F-150 Lightning charge other Electric Vehicles (EVs)? 

Yes. The F-150 Lightning can charge other EVs using Pro Power Onboard and the Ford Mobile Power Cord 30 amp (30A). The Mobile Power Cord is available on the Ford Accessories website or at your local Concesionario Ford.

  • All F-150 Lightning vehicles can use their onboard 120 volt (V) outlets to support Level 1 charging of another EV.
  • F-150 Lightning vehicles with 9.6 kilowatt (kW) Pro Power Onboard can support Level 2 charging of another EV.

    Note: To enable Level 2 charging with 9.6 kW Pro Power Onboard, you also need a NEMA L14-30P to 14-50R adapter.

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Select from the questions below for answers to the ways you can charge the F-150 Lightning:

What charging options are available with the F-150 Lightning?

Currently, the F-150 Lightning has a few recommended options for home charging:

  • Ford Mobile Power Cord:
    • Level 1 charging at 12 amps (A)
    • Level 2 charging up to 30A
  • Ford Connect Charge Station: Level 2 charging up to 48A
  • Ford Charge Station Pro: 
    • Level 2 charging up to 80A
    • Supports Intelligent Backup Power

Notas: 

  • The Mobile Power Cord can be:
  • The Ford Connected Charge Station and Ford Charge Station Pro can be ordered on the Ford Chargers website.
  • Charger installation can be performed by Ford's charging partner, Qmerit.
  • The Home Integration System needed for Intelligent Backup Power is available through our partnership with Sunrun.

Does the F-150 Lightning come with a charge cord?

The Mobile Power Cord can be ordered as an option with your vehicle.

It can also be purchased on the Ford Accessories website or at your local Concesionario Ford.

Can I use the Ford Mobile Power Cord with a regular 120-Volt (V) outlet?

Yes, you can use the Mobile Power Cord with a 120V outlet for Level 1 charging. Using a 120V outlet allows you to charge just about anywhere you can plug in, but it is the slowest way to charge at about two miles of range per charging hour.*

Can non-Ford vehicles charge with Ford’s home chargers?

Yes. The Ford Mobile Power Cord and Ford Connected Charge Station use the J1772 charging connector. They can charge all J1772-compatible EVs.

Note: Tesla EVs will require an adapter to use these chargers.

The Ford Charge Station Pro uses the CCS1 charging connector. It can charge non-Ford EVs equipped with CCS1 charge ports.

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Select from the questions below for answers about charging your F-150 Lightning at home:

What is the right home charging solution for me?

Visita Ford F-150 Lightning | EV Charging | All You Need to Know to learn more about home charging options and which Ford charging solutions are available for purchase.

What factors should I consider when choosing a home charging solution?

To find the right charging solution for your home, consider the following:

How fast your F-150 Lightning can accept power:

For Level 1 and Level 2 charging, all EVs depend on their onboard charger(s) to accept alternating current (AC) power and convert it to Direct Current (DC) power to charge. The F-150 Lightning cannot charge faster than the capability of its onboard charger:

  • 2022-2023 F-150 Lightning Extended Range: 80 ampere (A) (19.2 kW)
  • 2022-2023 F-150 Lightning Standard Range: 48A (11.5 kW)
  • 2024 F-150 Lightning Extended and Standard Range: 48A (11.5 kW)

How much power your charging equipment can deliver:

Home chargers are capable of different charge speeds. Your F-150 Lightning cannot accept more power than your home charger can deliver.

  • Ford Mobile Power Cord:
    • Level 1: 12 amp (A) (2.4 kW)
    • Level 2: 30A (7.2 kW)
  • Ford Connected Charger Station: up to 48A (11.5 kW)
  • Ford Charge Station Pro: up to 80A (19.2 kW)

How much power your home can provide for your charging equipment:

Each home is unique:

  • Not all homes support every charging solution.
  • Your home charger cannot deliver more power to your F-150 Lightning than your home circuit has available. Consult with a licensed electrician for more information on the capabilities of your home electrical system.

Visita Ford F-150 Lightning | EV Charging | All You Need to Know para obtener más información.

How much does it cost to install the Ford Charge Station Pro?

Visita el Qmerit website for an online home assessment and receive an automated quote for installing your Ford charging solutions.   

How much does the Home Integration System cost?

The Home Integrated System is $3,895 and can be ordered at the Sunrun website.

When can I start the home charging installation process?

Ford recommends you install your home charger before taking delivery of your vehicle. Installation can take time as each home is unique. The time to obtain permits and to install the charging solution may also vary.

Ford’s recommended partner for installation services is Qmerit. You can take a brief survey of your home and get a digital quote for the required installation steps.

Do I need to purchase the Home Integration System now, or can I wait until later? 

You can purchase the Home Integration System through Sunrun when you go through their installation process or separately if you prefer to use your own electrician. 

What information do I need to provide to my licensed electrician for a home charging installation quote?

If you want to use your own qualified electrician, you can provide the following installation specification sheets to support a quote:

Visita el F-150 Lightning Charging website para obtener más información.

Ford recommends working with Qmerit for your home charging installation needs. 

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Select from the following questions to learn about Intelligent Backup Power:

What is required to get the Ford Intelligent Backup Power working in my home?

To get the Ford Intelligent Backup Power installed and working, you will need to purchase and install the Ford Charge Station Pro and the Home Integration System.

The Home Integration System is sold through Sunrun and includes an inverter, microgrid integration device, dark-start battery, and cellular connection.

For the standard-range F-150 Lightning, customers will have to purchase a one-time $500 Intelligent Backup Power activation fee at the Ford Connected Services website.

Can I use Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power with a competitor's solar or battery setup?

You cannot use Intelligent Backup Power with a competitor's solar or battery set up at this time. 

The Ford Charge Station Pro with Intelligent Backup Power needs to be installed with the Home Integration System, which is available through our partnership with Sunrun. Contact Sunrun directly to discuss the purchase and installation of the Ford Home Integration System at 1-855-341-0237.

Can I use Ford Intelligent Backup Power with my Mustang Mach-E® or E-Transit?

No. The Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit are not capable of providing home backup using the Ford Charge Station Pro with Intelligent Backup Power.

You can use the Ford Charge Station Pro to charge Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit vehicles with up to 48 amps (A) (11.5 kW) of power.

When can I start the Ford Intelligent Backup Power installation process?

Ford recommends working with Sunrun to purchase the Home Integration System. Contact Sunrun at 1-855-341-0237 para más información. 

Información Adicional

F-150 Lightning Main Page
F-150 Lightning Charging Page


*Range and charge time based on manufacturer computer engineering simulations and analytical projection consistent with U.S. EPA combined drive cycle. La tasa de carga disminuye a medida que la batería alcanza su capacidad completa. Tus resultados pueden variar en base a los tiempos de carga máximos y estado de la batería de carga. Actual range varies with conditions such as external environment, vehicle use, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age, and state of health.

**Fast-charging fill-up is defined as a charge event from 15% to 80% state of charge. To qualify for a complimentary charging offer, the modem must be activated within 60 days of purchase through the FordPass App on a smartphone. Complimentary charging expires three years from activation. La oferta no incluye tarifas de inactividad y de estacionamiento asociadas con la carga.

FordPass® App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available through a download. Se pueden aplicar tarifas por mensajes de texto y datos.