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New Discoveries: The Ford Hybrid V-8 Patent
We’ve known for a couple years that Ford has been working on a Mustang hybrid. But recently, a new patent gives us an idea of exactly what kind of power the hybrid could be packing. AutoGuide first discovered the patent image and reported last Friday, but Ford officially filed for it back in July 2017. It was published to the U.S Patent and Trademark Office site this week. From the the image, we can see that the Ford Mustang hybrid will keep the eight cylinders and add electric motors for increased power and torque.
The patent does not claim that it is specifically for a Mustang hybrid. Instead it describes a “twin-motor drive system” for a hybrid vehicle. The good people over at Motor Authority reached out to Ford for a comment and a spokesman said, “We submit patents on new inventions as a normal course of business but they aren’t necessarily an indication of new business or product plans.”
The Mustang hybrid is due in 2020. Stay tuned for more details as that date approaches.
Source: Motor Authority