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Top 5 Ways to Use Your Electric Vehicle’s “Frunk”

Top 5 Ways to Use Your Electric Vehicle's Frunk

Commercial truckers have started making the switch to electric vehicles as one of the ways to make their fleet more sustainable and reduce carbon emissions. In recent years, this includes the roll out of work trucks like the Tesla Semi, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Chevrolet Silverado EV. Without an internal combustion engine, these innovative vehicles often have front trunks, otherwise known as “frunks.” What can you do with that new space in your work truck or van? Commercial Truck Trader is sharing the top five ways to use your electric vehicle’s frunk.

1. Keep Emergency Supplies in Your Frunk

Putting safety first, your frunk gives you space up front to keep important emergency supplies when you’re out on the road. You can keep a first-aid kit and road hazard kit with items like flares and reflectors. It’s also a good place to store your fire extinguisher, bright vest and boots, and even a spare tire.

2. Frunks Are Great for Groceries

One of the biggest dilemmas long-haul truckers face on road journeys is staying healthy behind the wheel and avoiding the constant temptation of eating fast food or junk food. Grocery shopping for nutritious food is one health hack for drivers to help them remain fit on the road. You can easily fit a cooler in your frunk to store groceries, which can also be a more affordable option to dining out during your work trips.

3. Tools and Luggage Fit in Frunks

Frunks are especially helpful for those who are on the clock when behind the wheel, giving you extra storage space for work-related items. So whether you’re a carpenter, plumber, or electrician, this means more room for your toolkits. And if you’re a big rig trucker, it could be more room for luggage or other important cargo on long trips.

4. Work from Your Frunk

Electric vehicles are compatible with your portable electronic devices, offering multiple power outlets for charging. Some of these electric work trucks have power adapters in their frunks. So when you take a break from driving, you can lift up your hood, plug in, power your device, and get to work on your laptop, mobile phone, or other portable device.

5. Tailgate with Your Frunk

Have fun with your work truck’s frunk and use it for tailgating with colleagues, family, or friends. Some electric vehicles, such as the F-150 Lightning, have frunks with a drainable floor and over 14 cubic feet of space. This makes it easy to fill your frunk with ice and chill your drinks and food. When you’re done driving for the day, pop open your frunk and crack open a cold one.

Electric vehicles are emerging in the trucking market, offering an eco-friendly alternative that reduces carbon emissions on the road. With extra storage space, chargers for mobile devices, and more chances for fun, frunks are one more benefit that comes with electric work trucks. If you’re shopping for your next vehicle, be sure to see all of the new and used listings on our nationwide marketplace at and our sister site


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