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Ford F 150 EV range extender patent

Scooter

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The range extender would act as a generator, recharging the battery of the vehicle using a small motor.

It looks deceptively like a toolbox, but it could be used to increase the range of the upcoming electric F-150 pickup truck.


This disclosure details electrified vehicles that are equipped with removable generators for increasing the electric range of the vehicles. An exemplary electrified vehicle includes a cargo space, such as a truck bed, and a generator removably positioned within the cargo space. The generator is adapted to selectively supply power for either charging a battery pack of the electrified vehicle or for propelling one or more vehicle drive wheels. In some embodiments, the generator is shaped like, and therefore disguised as, a toolbox.


Ford Patents Range Extender That Could Go in F-150 Electric Pickup (caranddriver.com)

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Now we're talking. I have no aversion to an electric vehicle, but the range was the hold back as we use our vehicles for long road trips. This would take care of any extra miles we may need in a days run. Plus, I wouldn't have to worry about finding a place for a charge when I was in the middle of nowhere USA. :)
 
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