Patent Reveals Ford Mustang Twin-motor Hybrid System
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.
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.
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.