Fuel cell technology

Toyota follows Tesla’s lead

Good ideas are best shared – including patents, at least according to the announcement by Japanese car manufacturer Toyota that it is making more than 5,600 of its patents for hydrogen fuel cell technology available free of charge, in the hope that the initiative will spur development and introduction of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world.

The announcement, made at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, comes only months after Elon Musk, founder and CEO of California-based electric car manufacturer Tesla, declared “All our patents belong to you” in a move unprecedented in the car industry.

Toyota’s patent list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply. “At Toyota, we believe that when good ideas are shared, great things can happen,” said Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, USA.


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  • 12 Oct 2015 - 11:55am, Kevin Parker

    If we discuss the differences between Toyota and Tesla Motors , it is important to know that Tesla Motors is an American automotive and energy storage company that specializes in electric vehicles and batteries and Tesla Roadster was the first vehicle that is the the first fully electric sports car ever made. Toyota is a Japanese automotive manufacturer that specializes in efficient vehicles and was the first company to make a hybrid vehicle popular. Apart from these, if you are a Toyota owner and it is suggested to maintain your car in order to prevent from any type of technical disorders and a long repair bill maintain your car on a regular basis because the cars which coming today are equipped with more advanced technology and they are more prone to get out of order if it is not checked accordingly.for more information go to

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