Consumer demand in the market for electric passenger cars, which closed the last year with a sales of just over 2 million globally, is moving at very low levels.
Electric vehicle prices are high, governments can not fully implement the regulations, short of vehicle range and yet there is not a large charging network is just a few reasons for the low demand for electric vehicles. For the time being, a transition to the world of electric vehicles with the use of hybrid vehicles, Toyota took a step towards the issue.
The company has announced two measures for the widespread use of patents and technological information for electric vehicles. Toyota said it would issue a copyright license for approximately 24,000 patents for vehicle electrification-related technologies.
On the other hand, the company announced that it would provide fee-based technical support for Toyota engines, batteries, PCUs, control ECUs, and other manufacturers developing and selling electric vehicles while using hybrid and other vehicle electrification systems as part of their power transmission systems.
The company aims at widespread use of electric vehicles to help governments, automobile manufacturers and the community to achieve global warming goals. Accordingly, Toyota plans to provide paid technical support in vehicle electrification systems by issuing non-copyrightable patents.
The price-based technical support includes detailed descriptions of the adjustment manuals for Toyota, vehicle electrification systems, control manuals and tools to use their systems. According to the company's statement, for example; Toyota's support includes helping other automakers to achieve top-level product performance in terms of fuel efficiency, output and silence for the vehicles they are trying to develop.
Since January 2015, Toyota has offered 5,680 patent offers for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). On the other hand, 2,200 charging patents and 2,380 fuel cell patents are among the offers offered by the vehicle manufacturer.