Toyota's hydrogen energy technology is mature -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

Toyota's hydrogen energy technology is mature -Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment

The automobile industry is the largest industry in human history, bearing countless output value and employment. Today, the efficiency of internal combustion engines cannot be greatly improved. Whoever gets the first chance in the field of new energy will win tomorrow. Naturally, every country does not want to lag behind. Different countries have different technological reserves and different technological routes, and their response methods are different.(Lithium - Ion Battery Equipment)

Among them, Toyota deserves our careful study.

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell technology is unique in the world

How powerful is Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell technology?

Let's look at some groups of data first:

As of 2017, Toyota has applied for 15867 patents related to fuel cells in 21 countries and regions and 2 international intellectual property organizations. As shown in the figure below:

From the IPC (International Patent Classification) classification number, Toyota has applied for the largest number of patents in the H01M8 fuel cell and its manufacturing field, reaching 9671, accounting for 61% of the total.

In key technical fields such as batteries and electrodes, the order of patent applications is shown in the figure below:

In the global ranking of fuel cell patent applicants, Toyota Motor of Japan ranked first with 10737 patent families, and its patents accounted for 22.3% of the total patents. If we add in Aixin Precision Machinery and Electronic Equipment (26.3%), which have a deep relationship with Toyota, Toyota system companies will monopolize 48.6% of the technology in their own hands. The total number of patents of Samsung, Hyundai, GM, Daimler and UTCPower is only 77% of that of Toyota.

At the national level, the number of patents of all Japanese enterprises accounted for 83% of the total. In other words, more than 80% of patents are concentrated in the hands of Japanese manufacturers. As long as hydrogen fuel cell technology is used and promoted, it may be possible to bypass Toyota, but it is almost impossible to bypass all Japanese manufacturers. If all Japanese manufacturers focus on a certain country or enterprise, it is not difficult to guess the consequences, right?

Overly obvious technological advantages led to global technological encirclement and suppression

As a unique technology, hydrogen fuel cell technology will naturally receive strong support from the government when it is promoted in Japan. Therefore, there are nearly 100 hydrogen refueling stations in operation in Japan. Japan is far superior to other countries in both technology and practical application.

Because the domestic market in Japan is too small, such concentrated technological advantages can only be limited to the narrow domestic market in Japan. Therefore, whether the cost can be recovered and how long will it take to recover the cost are very serious problems.

Toyota and Japanese supporting suppliers have extremely obvious technical advantages, and other countries are not idle before they can bring income and profits. After all, all countries want to have a place in the future automotive new energy field. Late, there is really nothing left.

How do countries cope with such a powerful opponent?

In the view of European automobile manufacturers, with the long-term accumulation of internal combustion engine technology, the implementation of gasoline and diesel fuel energy saving technology route is the least difficult, and it is a mature technology that can be applied on a large scale at present. Unexpectedly, the diesel tailgate incident made this effort almost zero. At this time, the heart of European automobile manufacturers must be broken.

However, European automobile manufacturers turned to the electric field, launched their own plug-in or pure electric strategies, and rushed to carry out dialogue and cooperation with the United States and China in charging interfaces and other fields.

In the United States, Tesla, a star enterprise, follows the technical route of solar energy electric energy electric vehicle. With the help of the huge and mature capital market, Tesla is able to continue to gain support from the capital market even though it has not made profits for such a long time, or even has no hope of making profits.

China has become the world's largest auto production and marketing market for ten consecutive years, and the state and government are also sparing no effort to promote new energy technologies. The biggest difference between China and other countries in promoting new energy technologies is that the Chinese government has invested in real gold and silver (tax reduction) plus preferential policies (restriction policies for licensed cities). As an immature automobile market, China has developed to such an extent in the field of new energy, and the government has played a great role in promoting it.



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