Efficient Drivetrains Expands Global IP Portfolio with Newly Granted Patent Awards

Company strengthens its international Intellectual Property position related to vehicle-to- grid power integration, vehicle controls software, exportable power, and unique powertrain architectures.

MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, today announced the significant expansion of its global patent portfolio, demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to innovation and technology leadership. 


The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two new patents, US 9914361, Vehicle with AC-to-DC inverter system for vehicle-to-grid power integration, and US 9849869, Systems and methods for implementing dynamic operating modes and control policies for hybrid electric vehicle. Corresponding China applications are also in progress and expect to issue shortly.
The Efficient Drivetrains body of global patents is respected as an important intellectual property portfolio asset related to the hybrid and electric vehicle industry.  Covering a spectrum of technologies including: vehicle-to-grid power integration, vehicle controls software, exportable power, and unique powertrain architectures, these recent patent grants further strengthen the international IP position for EDI.  The company’s technology leadership is represented on a worldwide scale, with patents issued in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

News Highlights:

  • EDI has announced the award of several new patents in the US and China, which significantly strengthens its global intellectual property portfolio.
  • The company’s recent patents are related to AC power export, V2G applications, Vehicle controls, and unique Powertrain architectures and configurations.
  • EDI has confirmed its intent to continue to actively pursue and strengthen its intellectual property position with several patent applications related to powertrains, vehicle controls, and exportable power having been filed and pending.
Supporting Quotes:

“Since the inception of our company, EDI has been grounded in our commitment to innovation.  We recognize the importance of continued development and protection of our IP portfolio.  As a pioneer in the hybrid and electric vehicle space, our objective is to remain in a leadership position, and our industry differentiation continues to be recognized by patent offices around the globe.  Our IP portfolio is a tremendous source of pride for EDI. " - Joerg Ferchau, CEO, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

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