Ford has sent two electric F-150 Lightnings to help with the Kentucky flood response, providing mobile power for crews to help get 10-15 families back in their homes per day.
Electric vehicles reduce carbon emissions from transportation, which helps to reduce human impact on our climate. If all transportation is electrified, severe weather events like these will be less common than if we continue burning fossil fuels for transportation.
But that’s not the only way EVs are helping to clean up these disasters. As recovery efforts have started to shape up, power outages mean that disaster response crews must find a way to bring their own power to sites. And the new F-150 Lightning has provided that for some crews.