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Ford Opens Electrified-Vehicle Patents, Adds 200 Engineers To Work On Hybrids, Electrics

By John Voelcker 2,087 views May 28, 2015 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 2015 Ford Focus Electric Enlarge Photo Ford Motor Company announced this morning that it would open its portfolio of patents related to electrified vehicles--meaning both hybrids and electric cars--to competitive automakers. The Dearborn, Michigan, company says its goal is to "accelerate industry-wide research and development of electrified vehicles." At the same time, Ford said it will add 200 additional engineers to work on those vehicles as it centralizes their operations in a new facility. DON'T MISS: Musk: Tesla Going Open Source, Lifting Patents 'In Good Faith' (Jun 2014) Ford may be the least transparent of the three Detroit automakers around its intentions for electric cars. General Motors is moving ahead with its launch of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV,...

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