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In order to improve the still questionable autonomy of electric cars, some are working on revolutionary batteries, offering better autonomy or recharging faster. Others are working on… the positioning of the latter.
Evidenced by Ford, with a backup battery system. An amazing system, because the latter would be… mounted on the roof! The company has in fact filed a patent to this effect, recently spotted by Lightning Owners. It simply evokes a “emergency battery for an electrified vehicle that can be mounted on the roof”.
A sketch was released by the brand. It shows a Bronco model topped with a roof box equipped with a socket, like a mobile charging station. The driver can therefore connect to any location in order to recharge the electric battery of his vehicle. A luxury that is not given to everyone.
Ford Patents Roof Mounted Battery for EV Bronco & Other Electric / PHEV Vehicles pic.twitter.com/Pt5uXwVKnG
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Could this Ford battery backup system see the light of day?
It remains to be seen whether this system will ever be a reality. Indeed, many of the projects imagined by the teams of builders remain at the fantasy stage. Ford and its F-150 Lightning electric model are the perfect example.
Thus, the company has already considered putting batteries on a trailer fitted to this model. What allow a better autonomy in case of towing. This is therefore at least new proof that the subject of autonomy does indeed concern automotive companies forced to go electric.
It would also be interesting to know how this roof box system with backup battery could be marketed. The latter could thus be rented if necessary. Would using a Bronco as a sketch also show the arrival of a 100% electric model soon? Nothing prevents you from imagining it.
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To sum up
Ford filed a patent for a backup battery mounted on the roof of a Ford Bronco. This would allow a vehicle to be plugged in at any time, using a cord. Enough to improve the autonomy of electric cars.