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 2014 and Hyundai/Kia in 2012 in U.S. District Court. Paice's hybrid technology was licensed by Toyota, the world’s leading manufacturer of hybrid vehicles, in 2010.
Click here to read the Ford complaint and the litigation.
Click here to read the Hyundai/Kia complaint and the litigation.
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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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To showcase the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid, Land Rover and Airstream teamed up to take a 2,500 mile trip to the Arctic Circle. HybridCars.com reports that the premium diesel hybrid towed the aluminum travel trailer 2 Land Rover’s cold-weather test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. Read more.
Despite the drop in gas prices, the Chicago Auto Show showed that interest in hybrid vehicles remains strong. A story in the Northwest Indiana Times highlights the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in hybrid that can travel 50 miles using electric power and 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which can travel further on pore electric power than any other midsize plug-in hybrid sedan.…
Mitsubishi introduced a full-size SUV with a plug-in hybrid power train at the Chicago Auto Show. The Concept GC-PHEV — short for the Grand Cruiser Plug-In Hybrid — is a full-size sport-utility vehicle almost as large as the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Expedition. It will be the company’s largest vehicle since it stopped producing the Mitsubishi Montero in 2006. Mitsubishi plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of…
Kia took the wraps off its Trail’ster all wheel drive hybrid concept car at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The car — designed for the city-dweller-turned-outdoor-adventurer — is based on the Kia Soul. The Trail’ster’s features include a roll-top canvas roof, armored aluminum skid plates, and a rear axle-mounted electric all-wheel-drive system. Kia says the rear electric drive system engages in one of three scenarios:…
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