Future Ford EVs Could Get Extended Storage System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an extended storage system that may be used in future Ford EVs, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on October 17th, 2022, published on April 18th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0123862.

The Ford Authority Take

Despite dialing back its electrified ambitions somewhat as of late, Ford continues to file patents aimed at innovating in that particular space. This list includes, most recently, ideas for a wireless charging system, an EV charging pad with wireless charging, and privacy preserving charging reports, to name just a few. Now, this newly filed patent keeps that trend going by presenting us with an idea for an extended storage system that may be used in future Ford EVs, too.

As Ford points out in this patent, hybrid and all-electric vehicles use batteries as a motivating force, but the problem is, in some cases, these types of vehicles may be left to sit for longer periods of time – which is the case with ICE vehicles, too. This can happen if someone goes on vacation or perhaps works a hybrid schedule that doesn’t require them to leave the house very often. However, if an electrified vehicle isn’t driven for a period of three weeks or more, it can have a negative impact on the charge capacity and lifespan of the battery pack.

As such, Ford proposes creating a system designed specifically to accommodate the longer-term storage of electrified vehicles, which would give users the ability to specify when that model may be sitting for some time unused, as well as for specific periods of time. The system would then be capable of charging and discharging the battery (when the vehicle is plugged in) in an effort to minimize potential loss of capacity and lifespan, making it a potentially very useful tool for owners of those types of vehicles that may go long periods of time without driving them.

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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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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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