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Is Detroit Responding To Tesla Patent Offer With Collective 'Meh'?

Is Detroit Responding To Tesla Patent Offer With Collective 'Meh'?

Last month, electric car maker Tesla Motors took the unusual step of opening up its patents to other automakers. Automakers usually guard their patents very closely, ensuring them as much competitive advantage as they can get away with before someone builds something better. Open Tesla's patents... read more

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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 


 
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