Many patents for e-cars in Germany

The German car manufacturers have, over the past years, filed for surprisingly many patents for batteries of electric cars, reported the newspaper “Süddeutsche Zeitung” in an article about a current patent study of Grünecker. The study compares the amount of patent applications of the most important car manufacturers and suppliers in the area of battery technology. “The number of patents shows clearly that the German car industry is now about to work on regaining battery know-how,” says patent attorney Jens Koch, author of the study.