Toyota to open up EV patents to all

Jon Lawson

With consideration for the amount of time, money and resources needed to develop sustainable mobility to help combat rising emissions and continuing to utilise currently available technology, Toyota has announced two unusual measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.

First, the company announced that it will grant royalty-free licenses on nearly 24,000 patents it holds (including some pending applications) for vehicle electrification-related technologies. Second, it will provide fee-based technical support to other manufacturers developing and selling electrified vehicles when they use Toyota's motors, batteries, PCUs, control ECUs, and other vehicle electrification system technologies as part of their powertrain systems.

Read the statement in full here.


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