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Ford Patent Filed For Hybrid Vehicle Launch Control System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for a hybrid vehicle launch control system, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on April 22nd, 2019, published on May 24th, 2022, and assigned serial number 11338794.

The Ford Authority Take

In spite of its major EV push, Ford continues to innovate in the area of other types of electrified vehicles, recently filing a patent for a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with discrete gear ratios for hybrid vehicles. CEO Jim Farley recently said that the automaker will continue to develop hybrid vehicles for the foreseeable future as well, particularly as sales for those models continue to rise. Now, a new and very interesting Ford patent aims to make hybrids a bit more fun to drive, too.

This Ford patent outlines a launch control system for hybrid vehicles, one that could operate while receiving power from both a gas and electric motor. Interestingly, the patent mentions a dual clutch transmission and rear-wheel drive multiple times, though it also notes that it could be used in conjunction with vehicles that supply electric power to the front wheels as well. Currently, there is no Blue Oval vehicle that utilizes this sort of technology, however.

The patent also mentions that this launch control system could be used in vehicles that have a traditional automatic gearbox, which means that it could be deployed in the most obvious machine within FoMoCo’s current lineup – the Ford Mustang. Regular Mustang models can be equipped with Ford’s traditional 10-speed automatic transmission, while the Shelby GT500 comes with a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

This particular patent suggests that Ford at least did some research on the kind of technology that could be used on a theoretical hybrid Mustang with all-wheel drive. However, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in April, the next-generation S650 will feature carryover engines when it launches – reportedly in 2023 as a 2024  model – and will not offer any sort of all-wheel drive system, either.

We’ll have more on this and all Ford patents soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford trademark news, Ford business news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. D.M.

    Stop doing new sh*t, build my d@mn bronco. I have been waiting since February 2021. I was number 4 in my area for my reservation which was made in March of 2020. (If I remember correctly, can’t remember the exact dates because I have been waiting for over two years) now you’re saying you won’t even attempt to build until 2023. But hot d@mn will you guys produce the bronco raptor and this POS. Fix what you have first then start new sh*t.

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  2. D.M.

    Stop removing honest opinions

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  3. D.M.

    Build my bronco, been waiting for 2 years and yall keep coming out with new stuff.

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  4. D.M.

    Trash mismanaged company

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  5. D.M.

    Now you’re telling me it’s won’t even be attempted until 2023.

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