Japanese carmaker Toyota at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas, announced his readiness to open access to the 5680 patent for the production of the first in the history of the hydrogen car Mirai, which has already come out in 2015, reports InVenture. According to reports Financial Times, the uniqueness of this step is that Toyota reveals the essence of his own inventions for free.
At the headquarters of Toyota is attributed to the fact that they expect to introduce competition in the production of hydrogen vehicles. “One company can not create a new society. Should be done by the whole world, “- said Akio Toyoda, President of the company. Toyota thus followed in the footsteps of American billionaire Elon Musk, Tesla has agreed to disclose patents for the same purpose – to give impetus to the development of electric mobility industry.
This is particularly important given the fact that hydrogen cars are trying to win the battle for the future of the consumer is in dispute with the machines on electricity. The development of competition should solve a major problem for Toyota – to create a network of hydrogen fueling stations. So far, very few of them even in the US, where people were appropriate development. In addition, hydrogen gas stations – very expensive. Construction of each of them has cost millions of dollars. Car Toyota Mirai begin producing in 2015. The company expects to increase annual production to tens of thousands of machines. In the case of hydrogen vehicles a chemical reaction takes place without the engine combustion process, which solves the problem of harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Machines are filled with hydrogen, which, when reacting with oxygen to produce electricity.