Hybridizing most of its vehicles is the well-known Blue Oval’s plan. It is something we’ve known for two years now, however, the new patent is slowly causing a huge splash in the automotive world. According to the latest news, Ford will introduce electrified drivetrains for 2021 Ford Mustang and F-150 models. We saw a glimpse of what will happen in the near future.
Patent for V8 Engine Explained
The best part? Ford will keep the existing V8 engine and will add electric motors in order to gain more power and torque. This patent describes a “dual-motor driving system” for a hybrid vehicle. Specifically, Blue Oval doesn’t say it is a patent for Mustang Hybrid, but the patent is clearly showing a V8 powertrain. The same type of engine could be in the F-150 Hybrid model.
For some of you, the picture is perhaps too complicated. But we’ll try to explain it to you. The patent is showing a twin-motor system for some of the hybrid models. The famous V8 engine is described so Mustang and F-150 models are only a conclusion or a possibility to be precise. The patent comes with a longitudinally mounted drivetrain that is mated to two electric motors. One motor for each of the two front wheels. Some sort of internal combustion will deliver power to the rear wheels.
2021 Ford Mustang Hybrid to Gain More Power
The upcoming 2021 Ford Mustang Hybrid could become the first Mustang ever to deliver an all-wheel-drive system, ever. Remember when the Blue Oval teased us with the Mustang Hybrid in October? When Ford’s marketing campaign showed us a futuristic Mustang with the glowing pony badge up front? The same teaser was showing a V8 engine and Ford said something about the “glimpse of the future”. Well, this is it, because Ford says the customers will learn more about it at the right time.
All-Electric Ford F-150 and Everything We Need to Know
The latest rumors are saying the All-Electric 2020 Ford F-150 will arrive in a two-year time. This model will be revolutionary in every possible way. That includes the new platform for the pickup truck and the exterior design. The platform will need to be big enough to accommodate a larger battery pack and electric motor.
Whatsoever, car experts are suggesting the same platform that will underpin new Mustang-based electric crossover. There is no official information about the electric drivetrain and its specs. However, Rivian and Tesla are promising electric pickups with a range of up to 400+ miles. Ford will surely look to deliver same or better mileage.
While nothing is official yet, All-Electric 2020 Ford F-150 will arrive a couple of months after the regular F-150 model. We can only say the electric pickup will arrive at some point in 2020. On the other hand, the 2021 Ford Mustang Hybrid will arrive in the second half of 2020.