Ford has opened the technology of eco-friendly cars to competitors

June 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Ford has followed the Tesla and opened access to its patents related to technology of hybrid and electric cars for everyone. The manufacturer expects that their achievements will help to accelerate the development of new electric vehicles and improve existing ones.

Ford Fusion pics

Ford Fusion image

At the moment, Ford has 650 patents and about 1,000 patent applications relating to hybrid cars and trucks with the ability to recharge the battery from the mains. Here are more than 400 patents have been obtained only in the last year, accounting for 20 percent of all applications filed in 2014.

Ford Fusion picture

Ford Fusion pics

It clarifies the issue Automotive News, the manufacturer intends to charge a fee for use of its patents, while the company Tesla invited all wishing to use their experience for free.
Now the line Ford seven eco-friendly cars: electric Focus, hybrid Fusion, C-MAX (each in two versions – standard and hybrid “rechargeable”) and Mondeo, and the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.

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