A Driving Force Behind Today’s Hybrid Vehicle Technology
Paice has been at the forefront of hybrid technology for more than 20 years. Led by an innovative and experienced team of automotive veterans, Paice made its mark by discovering new ways to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions without sacrificing driving performance.
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To protect our inventions, Paice filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford in February 2014 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. This technology was licensed by Toyota, the world's leading manufacturer of hybrid vehicles, in 2010.
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Paice is a small American company that played a big role in the development of today’s hybrid vehicles. By developing hybrid technology before major automakers began to focus on the potential advantages associated with electrification of the powertrain, Paice's technology laid the foundation for cost effective hybrid vehicles that provide fuel efficiency and low emission levels. See how Paice laid the foundation for today’s hybrid vehicles.
Hybrid vehicles — which combine the use of an internal combustion engine and one or more electric motors to improve fuel efficiency — have never been more popular. The sale of hybrid vehicles continues to grow thanks to an expanding selection of vehicle choices and more competitive pricing. Learn more about hybrid electric vehicles.
Paice's inventions are considered among the most significant in the hybrid industry. An independent analysis of 58,000 hybrid vehicle patents found that Paice owned four of the Top 10 most influential hybrid vehicle patents in the world. That's more than Toyota and Ford combined. Read the Griffith Hack report.
Paice Technology Licensed by Major Automakers
Paice has licensed its hybrid technology to Toyota and Ford, two of the world’s largest automakers. Toyota secured a global license for all Paice technology, while Ford’s license applies only to Paice’s first patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,343,970).
To protect its rights under its later patents, Paice filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ford in February 2014 in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Click here for more information.
Toyota and Ford account for more than 80% of all hybrid vehicle sales.
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When Alex Severinsky came to the United States in the late 1970s, the nation was in the midst of an oil crisis and long lines for gas were commonplace. An electrical engineer, Alex began looking at alternative approaches to gasoline-powered engines and started developing ideas for a hybrid gasoline/electric powertrain that could reduce America’s dependence on oil. Years later, he founded Paice to turn that vision into reality.
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