Ford rushes out of the F-150 Lightning to win a share of the electricity market

The latest electric vehicles offer power to charge household appliances or other electric cars using the energy stored in the car’s battery. WSJ’s George Downs explores how some companies are developing vehicle-to-grid technology that would allow energy to flow from the electric car into the grid itself. Illustration: George Downs

Ford Motor The first all-electric F-150 pickup truck rolls off the assembly line on Tuesday, marking a major step in the company’s move toward electrification.

Getting the plant started will be the easy part. Like other car companies, Ford continues to face difficulties in obtaining parts, especially semiconductors, which are important for automobile manufacturing, launching the new truck during one of the most annoying periods for the automotive industry’s complex supply chain for years.

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