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Future Ford EVs Could Get Multiple Charging Interfaces

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for multiple charging interfaces that could be used in future Ford EVs, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on October 26th, 2020, published on October 17th, 2023, and assigned serial number 11787298.

Ford Patent Multiple Charging Interfaces

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, Ford has filed patents for a hands-free charging system, a charging pad with wireless charging, and deployable charging ports as it works to expand its existing charging infrastructure – not to mention inking a deal with Tesla that will grant Blue Oval EV owners access to the latter’s expansive Supercharger network in the coming years and considering using both Combined Charging System (CCS) and North American Charging Standard (NACS) ports on its second-generation EVs. Now, this newly filed patent lays out what that may potentially looks like by presenting us with an idea for multiple charging interfaces that could be used in future Ford EVs.

Ford Patent Multiple Charging Interfaces

From what we can see in these patent drawings, it seems as if Ford is considering utilizing two charging ports on its future EVs – combining regular, plug-in ports with a “hands free” or wireless setup. It indicates that Ford is at least considering equipping EVs with multiple ports at some point in the future, regardless of what type of interface each would use.

Ford Patent Multiple Charging Interfaces

In this case, an on-board charging module would be connected to both charging ports, while an isolated control module would determine which to use based on the current status of each – opening one charger door would disable the other one automatically, for example. From there, the system would commence wireless charging and/or plug-in charging as needed, potentially laying out a road map for how future Ford EVs might interact with multiple types of chargers.

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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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Comments

  1. Bob

    For a $175 you can get a Tesla CCS adapter. Why go with multiple plugs and complicate your already over complicated design? Cost you already need to lower. How dense are Ford engineers?

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  2. Ford Owner

    Keep the SAE J1772 interface. Most owners will charge at home and cannot buy a Tesla charge station because it is too expensive. I built my own Level 2 charge station for less than $300. I travel less than 300 miles a month, and my power is free. I will never need DC charging.

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  3. Roger Biddle

    We don’t want EV s STOP wasting money most of us won’t buy them !!!!!!!!!!!!

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