Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

Future VW electric-car concepts revealed in patent drawings

As it tries to recover from the "Dieselgate" scandal, Volkswagen has gotten more serious about electric cars. At the recent 2016 Paris Motor Show, it unveiled the I.D. compact electric-car concept, and promised a future production model based on it. Now, it appears the ID could be the first of... read more

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2014 Tesla Model S

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... read more July 17, 2014 by

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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