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Ford seeks patent for charging vehicles by flat-towing them

August 9, 2021


As reported by Motor Authority, Ford has filed a patent application for a method of charging electric cars by flat-towing them behind another vehicle.

The application also describes how the charging would adjust to a variety of load situations. For example, if the tow vehicle were going up a hill, the level of regeneration would be reduced to limit the load on the tow vehicle’s engine. Other factors, such as the speed of the tow vehicle, would also be relevant.


Author: Jaclyn Tilak


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