Patent Reveals Ford Mustang Twin-motor Hybrid System

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Ford Twin-Motor Hybrid System Patent Image Circa Late January 2019

Mach E Mustang may come with an electric AWD system, with the front wheels moved by electric motors.

The future is coming. You can’t stop it. Ford’s already considering an all-electric F-150, while the Mustang will arrive with a hybrid variant in 2020.

And if you’re wondering how such a beast might work, look no further than the U.S. Patent Office, which just revealed Ford’s patent for a twin-motor hybrid system.

Future Mustang 2020

This system, which was filed with the USPO on July 21, 2017, would make use of all four wheels of a given vehicle. In the case of the Mustang, the rear wheels would still receive their power from the V8 up front, but each front wheel would be powered by an electric motor on either side of said V8. Both motors would deliver the goods via a first-gear reduction box.

We can’t help but wonder if Anhui Annie Jeong really on to something with her hybrid concept at the 2018 L.A. Auto Show back in November. 

Future Mustang 2020

Our friends over at Motor Authority reached out to Ford for more details. In return, Mark Levine stated that Ford files patents “as a normal course of business, but they aren’t necessarily an indication of new business or product plans.”

You can’t stop the future, but it looks like our beloved Mustang will be ready for the next decade and all it will bring.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

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