Ford patents EV four-wheel burnouts

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Ford has filed a patent utility for a burnout mode for electrical vehicles, permitting EVs to smoke their entrance tires, rear tires, or all 4.

First noticed by CarBuzz, a Ford utility for an “electrified automobile efficiency mode with intentional wheel spin for tire heating” was printed by the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO) on March 2, after being initially filed on Aug. 30, 2021.

Ford EV burnout mode patent image

Ford EV burnout mode patent picture

Within the utility, Ford discusses braking one axle whereas making use of energy to a different to spin the tires to “present a peel out and related heating or smoking of the tires to enhance traction and supply a visible show of energy.” In different phrases, a burnout.

Utilizing the brakes to carry a automotive in place whereas spinning the wheels sounds just like the line-lock perform beforehand seen on the Ford Mustang, however utilized to all-wheel-drive EVs with motors powering each axles. Meaning the burnout mode can be utilized with the entrance wheels or rear wheels. Accompanying sketches present smoke clouds rolling off every set of wheels. The automotive depicted is a Ford Mustang Mach-E, however that does not imply this function is destined for that mannequin, as Ford hasn’t confirmed the burnout mode for manufacturing.

Ford EV burnout mode patent image

Ford EV burnout mode patent picture

The applying additionally mentions “a sequential maneuver that spins the tires of the primary axle adopted by the tires of the second axle,” doubtlessly permitting for four-wheel burnouts. This is able to be activated by “specified manipulation of the brake pedal and accelerator pedal,” in accordance with the applying.

Ford has tried to point out off the hooning potential of EVs with the Mustang Mach-E 1400, which may simply spin all 4 tires due to seven motors producing 1,400 hp. It is unlikely that such a powertrain will find yourself in a highway automotive, however this burnout mode looks like a extra believable approach to up the enjoyable issue of EVs clients can really purchase.

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