Toyota promotes global vehicle electrification by providing 24,000 licenses royalty-free
Toyota Motor announced two measures related to its patents and technical knowledge to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles.
Toyota 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, Toyota 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.
Ultimately, by granting royalty-free patents and providing technical support on its vehicle electrification systems, Toyota aims to help further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles, and in so doing, help governments, automakers, and society at large accomplish goals related to climate change.
The grant period will start immediately and last through the end of 2030.
Contracts for the grants may be issued by contacting Toyota and discussing specific licensing terms and conditions.