The Patent Number is 20190023115 A1 and it was filed on July 21, 2017. The applicant? Ford Global Technologies LLC. Interestingly, the publish date is listed as January 24, 2019. What it describes is a hybrid engine that could easily be dropped into the Mustang. Ford has indicated a Hybrid Mustang will be a part of their 2020 line-up.
While no official word from Dearborn, speculation is rampant that this design could make its way into production.
Clues From the Patent Filing
The Abstract description describes a “rear-wheel drive system” with “an internal combustion engine.” “The front-wheel drive system” is powered by “a first”.. “and a second electric motor mounted directly to opposing sides of the engine.”
The image shows four exhaust ports on the side of the engines left cylinder head indicating the powerplant is based on a V-8 design. The electric motors are designated as numbers 306 and 308 in the illustration.
To view the full set of images and the complete description click on the link below.
We will keep watch for any announcement from Ford Motor Company as to their plans for next years Hybrid Mustang. Taking Pony Power to the next level.
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