The automotive industry continues to be a hotbed of patent innovation. Activity in electric vehicle (EV) battery mounting is driven by the growing demand for EVs and safe, high-performance and cost-effective batteries, and growing importance of technologies such as ultrasonic welding, structural adhesives, laser bonding, and 3D printing. In the last three years alone, there have been over 1.7 million patents filed and granted in the automotive industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Electric vehicles in automotive: EV battery mounting. Buy the report here.
According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over one million patents to analyze innovation intensity for the automotive industry, there are 300+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.
EV battery mounting is a key innovation area in electric vehicles
EV battery mounting refers to the process of securely attaching the battery module or pack to the chassis of an electric vehicle. This ensures that the battery remains stable and protected during vehicle operation, including situations such as collisions. A well-designed battery mounting system plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety, efficiency, and performance of electric vehicles.
GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 30+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established automotive companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of EV battery mounting.
Key players in EV battery mounting – a disruptive innovation in the automotive industry
‘Application diversity’ measures the number of applications identified for each patent. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.
‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of countries each patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.
Patent volumes related to EV battery mounting
Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics
Toyota Motor is one of the top patent filers in EV battery mounting. With a strong track record in commercializing solutions, the company is focusing on making EV batteries safer and more efficient, while also promoting environmental and health benefits. Some other key patent filers in this space include Hyundai Motor and Kia.
In terms of application diversity, Amazon.com leads the pack, while General Motors and Saudi Arabian Oil stood in the second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, Amazon.com held the top position, followed by POSCO and Gordon Murray Design.
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