Ford Asks Texas Car Dealers to Loan Out Trucks with Generators amid Power Outages Due to Winter Snowstorm
Ford Motor Co. is hoping to lend a helping hand as millions of people in Texas are without electricity after an unprecedented winter storm tore through the state.
On Thursday, the automaker issued a letter to its dealerships in the Lone Star State asking them to loan out F-150 trucks to those without electricity so they can use the vehicle’s onboard generator as a source of power, according to Automotive News.
“For well over a century, Ford Motor Co. and our dealer partners have been there to support and serve our communities in time of need,” the letter said, per the outlet. “Our Texas communities need all the support they can get right now. You can make a significant difference in our community by providing assistance during these very tough times.”
Ford reportedly said in its letter that there are about 415 pickups within its Texas dealerships