Tesla Technology Trends

Patent application trend shifts from storage batteries to solar power and digital processing



  This report created by MarkLines focuses on a number of recent technical topics surrounding the automotive industry and is based on patent information from the “Technology Information Distribution Service - swimy” obtained by the Toyota Technical Development Corporation (TTDC). The two business areas of TTDC are in the fields of intellectual property and measurement control solutions. The intellectual property (IP) side of TTDC is involved in the collection and analysis of information on automotive technology developments globally, and provides services such as consulting for research planning, applying for patents in foreign languages, and technical translation.

  In 2003, Tesla Motors was established as an electric vehicle manufacturer, and later changed its name to Tesla in 2017. Today, the company is expanding not only into the electric vehicle business, but also into the battery business, including batteries for home and business use, and the energy business using solar power generation. Tesla's technological trends covered in this report are taken from patent application information.

  The number of Tesla patent applications has been on the rise since its inception in 2003. By technological field, applications related to storage batteries have been decreasing since their peak in 2009, while applications related to solar power generation have been increasing since 2016, and in recent years, the ratio of applications related to digital data processing for autonomous driving has been increasing.



Source: Technical information distribution service - swimy URL: https://ip.toyota-td.jp/en/service6/
This source (TTDC) has extensive content related to automobiles. Graphs can be created for contents of interest with a single click. The database also supports the detailed display and download of intellectual property related information.


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