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Saturday 24th July 2021 10:58 PM
Toyota Confirms Free Access to Hybrid-Vehicle Patents Until 2030
Toyota has confirmed it will present free access to its hybrid-vehicle patents until 2030 as it seeks to boost its use of lower-emission technology, according to Reuters.
It is believed Toyota's core aim consists of looking at driving industry uptake of hybrids and handling the challenge of all-battery electric vehicles (EVs).
The automaker verified it would award licences on almost 24,000 patents on technologies used in its Prius, the first mass-produced green car worldwide, as well as providing its supply competitors with components such as motors, power converters and batteries in its lower-emissions vehicles.
Speaking to reporters, Toyota’s Executive Vice President, Shigeki Terashi, said: “We want to look beyond producing finished vehicles. We want to contribute to an increase in take up (of electric cars) by offering not just our technology but our existing parts and systems to other vehicle makers.” It is anticipated that Toyota’s vehicles makes up roughly 80% of the hybrid vehicle market worldwide. Janet Lewis, head of Asia transportation research at Macquarie Securities, commented: “Toyota has knew that they made a mistake by protecting their hybrid technology for years. This stopped diffusion. Toyota on its own can’t get key technology popular, but if other companies use it, that offers the best chance of expansion.”
This article is originally posted on Manufacturingglobal.com