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Toyota has opened free access to patents to popularize hybrid cars.

Five years ago, the founder of Tesla IlonMask announced that all her patents on electric cars had become free for third-party manufacturers. With this action, the entrepreneur made a huge contribution to the popularization of electric transport with zero emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere. In 2019, Toyota will take the same step - it became known that its 24,000 patents, including pending ones, could be used by other manufacturers.

Virtually all of her patents relate to hybridcars that may have both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. All of them were registered during the twenty-year cycle of research and development. In particular, we are talking about 2600 patents on electric motors, 2020 on devices for controlling the power of cars, 7550 on control systems, 1320 on transmissions and 2200 on chargers.

Patents are expected to be of particular interest.manufacturers from China, since at the moment there is observed particularly strong air pollution. The company Toyota also intends to offer some companies paid technical support, if their cars use its original engines, batteries and other components.

According to the representative of Toyota Shigeki Terashi,if within ten years the number of electric vehicles increases, they will become the standard. The company hopes to play a large role in their popularization.

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