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Future Ford EVs Could Charge While Driving

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

The patent was filed on December 15th, 2022, published on June 20th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0198834.

Ford Patent Wireless Charging System

The Ford Authority Take

The concept of wirelessly charging future Ford EVs is one that has been explored in great depth as of late, with the automaker itself filing patents for ideas such as an EV charging pad with wireless charging, an induction charging system, a hands-free EV charging system, and a wireless charging system. Additionally, a company called WiTricity debuted a Ford Mustang Mach-E with wireless charging technology at the Detroit Auto Show a couple of years ago, and a wireless charging pilot program has also launched near Michigan Central Station. Now, Ford has filed yet another patent for a wireless charging system that may be used in future Ford EVs, too.

Ford Patent Wireless Charging System

The concept behind this new patent filing is that Ford believes many existing inductive chargers don’t do a good job at calculating precise charging usage, which could lead to a poor charging experience. This is important in the world of wireless charging given the fact that its main selling point revolves around the convenience of simply driving over the inductive charger – whether it be stationary or built into a road – and letting the vehicle do the rest of the work.

Ford Patent Wireless Charging System

As such, Ford proposes this idea for a wireless charging usage determination system, which would enable all of these components to “talk” to each other and share information about the charging process and the vehicle itself that would culminate with a better charging experience. Such an idea is critical if we are to indeed one day cruise around on automatic charging roadways, because – as Ford points out here – they could very well represent a major selling point for EVs in the future.

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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. Tigger

    Who is going to pay for all of this infrastructure? The taxpayers?

    Reply
    1. Ford Owner

      Trump will pay for it!

      Reply
  2. Shockandawe

    Mexico will pay for it.

    Reply

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