Ford Files Patent for Electric F-150 Frunk

Discussion in 'Ford' started by interestedinEV, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member

    Tesla pioneered the frunk, Ford seems to be tweaking it. Don't see the real value of this but at least others are trying to make improvements to concepts that Tesla began with

    Ford filed a patent in October of last year for a unique frunk storage system for its electric F-150
    Photo: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

    As reported by Ford Authority, a patent was originally filed by Ford Global Technologies LLC in October 2018 for a “VEHICLE WITH FRONT TRUNK.” Per the abstract, the patent covers a vehicle with a front trunk that includes a movable grille that will slide up and bins that slide forward for easier access. ...........

    What’s most interesting in the patent is the fact that Figure 1 represents a sketch of what is clearly a Ford F-150. This would presumably be a sketch of the upcoming F-150 EV, which is likely to arrive in 2021-22 after the launch of the next-generation F-150 and the F-150 hybrid. It’s a veritable certainty that the F-150 EV will have a frunk, but it will be interesting to see if Ford’s new frunk system — a frunky system, you might even say — will become the standard.
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I doubt Tesla has any interest in F-150 frunks.

    Bob Wilson
  3. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member

    Bob imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

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