Production of hybrid vehicles has experienced intense growth in recent years. Carmakers invest significant resources into the development of advanced hybrid drives. The global perspectives of this process can be estimated by systematically analyzing patents outlined in international patent databases.
The paper assesses the state-of-art and future of the industry. Evidence from leaders in the development of hybrid vehicles demonstrates the productivity of the methodology developed by the authors for analyzing patent data .
Author(s): Marisela Rodríguez and Francisco Paredes
Organization: Centro de Innovación en Diseño y Tecnología, Tecnológico de Monterrey