Ford proposes patent portfolio for electric vehicle technology open




US carmaker Ford is its patents covering open technology for electric cars, so that competitors can make use of it. Earlier, Tesla continued even though this step.

According to Ford has about 20 percent of the patent applications filed last year related to technology for electric vehicles, a total of more than four hundred pieces. Ford mentions other patents for balanced battery charging, power and regenerative braking. Ford charges or licensing fees for use of the patents described technology.

Ford says the initiative that will accelerate the development of and research into electric cars by sharing its technology with others. The company also hopes to get more talent.

The US carmaker is not the only one with this attitude: previously was partly Tesla with the announcement that many patents are opened up. Toyota has in turn opened patents in the field of fuel cells for hydrogen cars, though it also requires manufacturers to license term.


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