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Sunrun Jumps on Ford Alliance for Electric F-150 Pickup Truck

Sunrun rose after the solar-energy provider became the home-charging and integration systems provider for Ford's F-150 Lightning electric pickup.

Shares of Sunrun  (RUN)  jumped Thursday after the rooftop-solar company became the home charging and integration systems provider for Ford Motor's  (F)  electric pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning.

At last check, shares of the San Francisco company rose 4.9% to $43.94. The stock was down 40% in 2021 through the close of Wednesday trading. Shares of auto icon Ford rose 2.1% to $12.36.

Ford is scheduled to begin deliveries of the F-150 Lightning in mid-2022

Through the partnership, customers will be able to install solar-and-battery systems at their homes. The move enables them to power their households and charge their F-150 Lightning trucks with the power of the sun.

The partnership can "bring energy resilience to millions of Americans across the country," said Lynn Jurich, co-founder and chief executive at Sunrun.

Sunrun will facilitate installation of the 80-amp Ford Charge Station Pro and home-integration system, the company said.

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The Dearborn, Mich., automaker unveiled the all-electric pickup on Wednesday. Priced below $40,000, it is at the forefront of the company’s $22 billion global electric vehicle plan.

The base price of the pickup truck drops to about $32,500 with a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 still available on Ford electric vehicles, according to the Associated Press.

The lowest-priced gasoline-powered F-150 with a crew cab starts at roughly $37,000.

The vehicle got some prerelease publicity when President Joe Biden visited Ford's test track on Tuesday and took the truck for a spin, declaring, "This sucker’s quick!"