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Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive automakers. The Dearborn, Michigan, company says its goal is to "accelerate industry-wide research and development of... read more

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Infringing Hybrid Technology Patents, Once More

Ford isn't having much luck with its hybrid vehicles. Don't get us wrong, they're selling well, but after complaints that Ford's hybrids couldn't hit their stated EPA mileage... read more February 23, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors Supercharger Network In 2015  -  released May 2013

Tesla Patents Prepare For Common Cross-Country Electric-Car Travel Via Supercharger

This past week–almost exactly 500 days after Tesla Motors announced the first six stations in its Supercharger network–a father-daughter team in a Tesla Model S... read more February 11, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S battery pack, from U.S. patent 8286743 for Vehicle Battery Pack Ballistic Shield

How Tesla May Beef Up Its Model S Battery Protection System

Unless your name is Brinks, you rarely hear the words "armor" and "car" mentioned in the same sentence. But two recent widely-publicized fires in the Tesla Model S electric... read more November 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Will Future Tesla Electric Cars Use Metal-Air Batteries?

Most advocates and industry analysts expect lithium-ion batteries to dominate electric-car energy storage for the rest of this decade. But is Silicon Valley startup carmaker... read more April 23, 2013 by  41


 
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

With 2013 Fusion Hybrid On The Way, Ford Touts 461 Patents

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is one of the more eagerly awaited green cars coming this year. With fuel economy projected at up to 48 mpg city, it improves considerably on the... read more February 21, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Toyota Aqua hybrid (2012 Toyota Prius C)

Toyota Leads In Hybrid, Electric Patent Filings, But Is It Really Ahead?

Here’s an interesting question for you: which automakers are currently leading when it comes to electric and hybrid car development? Like us, you might have the... read more December 15, 2011 by  1


 
Mazda offset wheel-mounted motor patent

Mazda Granted Patent For Offset Wheel-Mounted Motor

For years Mazda remained adamant that diesel and advanced gasoline engines would be enough to satisfy its needs for more fuel-efficient cars, but last year, in a major shift... read more May 2, 2010 by  0


 

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