Ford Gifts $2.5M & Over 225 Trucks to Team Rubicon

Ford Donates $5.8M to Team Rubicon Relief

In times of natural catastrophes, Team Rubicon is quick to respond. An association headed by former combatants, they help societies across the planet handle these disasters. Ford has provided them with an acceptable donation of seventeen automobiles and a check amounting to 2.5 million dollars. Granted, not all of them will be traversing roads in new Fords, yet it is still an impressive contribution from the motor vehicle company.

Overall, Ford and its charitable arm, the Ford Fund, have invested $5.8 million into Team Rubicon, launching a mission known as ”Team Rubicon Engined by Ford”. The biggest portion of the contribution are ten F-150 XL PowerBoost hybrids. For larger operations two F-350 Super Duty trucks have been added to the fleet, each outfitted with Ford’s 2.0-kW Pro Power Onboard system. To complete the package, three F-150 Lightning Pro trucks and a pair of Broncos kitted with Sasquatch kit offer access for remote areas.

The Team Rubicon Ready Reserve Fund has received a generous donation of $2.5 million to allow the organization to provide immediate assistance and supplies following a catastrophic event. In addition, five years of maintenance and access to Ford Pro tech tools have been included in the agreement, promising that the necessary items remain in working condition.

“It starts with shared values,” said Team Rubicon CEO Art delaCruz in an announcement about the donation. “Team Rubicon and Ford both prioritize service, with a mission of creating and strengthening communities. We are dedicated to service, and this Ford fleet and its cutting-edge technology, plus the Ford Fund investment, will help us extend our reach to those affected by disasters and crises.”

The contribution of electric capacity is certainly evident in Ford’s provisioned portfolio of vehicles. It is well-understood that the F-150 Lightning has potential for supplying homes with electricity via a “plug and play” approach, but more recently, the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid was manufactured to provide onboard power of up to 7.2 kW. Included are outlets from 120 to 240 volts, enabling the generator to keep up the max output for roughly 32 hours when the fuel reservoir is full.

Source: Ford

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