GM patent: Dual charge ports could allow electric trucks a lot of energy flexibility

General Motors recently filed a patent application for a dual charge port setup that could help get the most out of Ultium battery system in the automaker’s electric pickup trucks. GM has developed a double-layer battery pack that’s already being used in the GMC Hummer EV, and is slated for the forthcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV …

Ford patents ability to remotely rev engine

Ford has filed a patent application for a system to remotely rev engines. Remote engine start has been around for awhile, but a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on May 5 describes revving the engine beyond idle speeds while stationary. This would be controlled by a device such …

Jeep patents way to store Gladiator roof panels on a bed tonneau cover

Removable roof panels are great, until you have to find a place to store them. A September 2021 filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) indicates Jeep may be working on a solution for the Gladiator. First spotted by Muscle Cars & Trucks, the filing details a way of storing Gladiator roof …