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Ford Offers Patents on Electric Vehicles

June 1, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Also Notes Hiring of 200 ‘Electrified Vehicle Engineers’ This Year

Ford said last week that it’s opening its portfolio of patents related to electric vehicles – “a move to help accelerate industry-wide research and development.” Ford says it filed for 400-plus electrified vehicle patents in 2014 – more than 20% of the 2,000-some-odd total patents the firm applied for last year.

Toyota ‘Opens the Door’ to Hydrogen

January 6, 2015 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Royalty-Free Use of Approximately 5,680 Fuel Cell Related Patents’

Toyota says that it’s “opening the door to the hydrogen future” – making available thousands of hydrogen fuel cell patents royalty-free. “This Toyota initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world,” the automaker said this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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