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NewsFord patents a Way to Make Burnouts with Electric Vehicles

Ford patents a Way to Make Burnouts with Electric Vehicles

Ford could be working on a way to make burnouts in electric vehicles easier.

  • This patent shows a system that can be used to warm up the front and rear tires.

  • A visual display of power is also included for the driver.

  • The images in the documents show a Mustang Mach-E.

A patent filed by Ford with the U.S. Patent Office shows a system that can allow electric vehicles equipped with at least two motors to perform four-wheel burnouts.

This feature could be activated at the touch of a button, after which the front or rear brakes would be applied while power is sent to the opposite axle.

This could allow drivers to spin the tires and perform a burnout with the rear wheels as well as the front wheels.

According to the description present in the filing, a specific action on the accelerator and brake pedals could be used to switch power from front to rear, making it possible to keep all four wheels smoking at the same time.

Apart from allowing the driver to show off, performing burnouts can warm up the tires in order for them to provide the maximum amount of grip ahead of drag races.

According to Ford, using burnout mode would bring up a power display in the instrument cluster to give the driver a better idea of what is going on in the powertrain.

The instantaneous torque delivery of electric motors makes it relatively easy to spin the tires in most EVs, especially those equipped with multiple motors.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is currently the most likely model in the brand’s lineup to receive this feature since its only other EVs are a truck and a commercial van. This is also why the images in the patent filings show the electric SUV smoking its tires.

Of course, patenting an idea doesn’t necessarily mean it will make it to production, and it is possible that Ford could use this feature only in its race cars and concepts if it does use it at all.

Source: Motor1

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