New patent filings give a V8 engine that is aided by a pair of batteries. Ford’s future plans are including sporty electric power crossover, hinted at in an ad with Bryan Cranston, an electric F-150, and a Focus-based pickup.
But flying amazingly under the radar is the Ford’s upcoming electrified Mustang car. New patent filings hint on the hybrid pony car or at least, what could power it up.
In a patent filed by Ford company in 2017 but according to Auto guide notes, only recently published in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website. We see a “twin motor drive system for hybrid Car.”
The sketch shows a V8 engine with hybrid parts, which is the wording suggestions, fits any “internal combustion engine.” Is this confirmation of the new Ford Mustang’s powertrain that we have been waiting for? We are not sure but here how it would theoretically work.
An internal combustion engine would send power to the rear wheels. In the upfront, two electric motors, “mounted directly to opposite sides of the engine,” the patent notes, will drive the front.
So, not only would it be an electrified Mustang, but also potentially four-wheel drive. For what it’s price, a lot of the evidence given here is still a pretty monster. While the patent itself is interesting, Ford has not confirmed it for the hybrid Mustang car.
But with the upcoming new Challenger going hybrid, and the middle engine Corvette getting a 1k HP hybrid car, the Mustang shouldn’t be far below. And this could be proofed.
The hybrid Mustang car should show up in 2020. Ford promises that, while it will obviously be the more efficient, it will still have “V8 power and even more low-end torque effect.”
Rumors about a hybrid Mustang car have been rampant, and we have recently heard reports about, the next-generation Dodge Challenger may get a hybrid engine as well.
A Ford ad released last year that, hinted at a V8-powered hybrid Mustang car, and Ford has said before that any Mustang hybrid will deliver V8 power with more low-end torque effect. Now, Ford is simply telling everyone to stay tuned with.
A Granted, hybrid V8 wouldn’t need to be reserved exclusively for a new Ford Mustang car. A Ford F-150 could use that offer both for power and better fuel, it would fit in nicely as Ford Expedition or more powerful Ford hybrid, and it could also be utilized to power a Ford Interceptor.