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Who are the leading innovators in solar-diesel hybrids for the automotive industry?

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.

Solar-diesel hybrids is a key innovation area in environmental sustainability

Solar-diesel hybrids are systems that combine solar power technology with diesel generators. This hybrid power generation system reduces overall fuel consumption, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, and improves power supply reliability.

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 solar-diesel hybrids.

Key players in solar-diesel hybrids – 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 solar-diesel hybrids

Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics

Toyota Motor is one of the top patent filers in solar-diesel hybrids. Their latest patent focuses on a solar EV system, which uses solar panels, a battery management system, and sensors to generate electricity from sunlight. Hyundai Motor and Kia are some other key patent filers in this space. Toyota’s investment in solar-diesel hybrid technology is paying off, with the company selling more hybrids than any other automaker in 2022. The market for solar-diesel hybrids is expected to grow rapidly due to government incentives, rising fuel costs, environmental concerns, and solar technology advancements.

In terms of application diversity, Compagnie de Saint-Gobain leads the pack, while IdentiFlight International and Porsche Automobil stood in the second and third positions, respectively. By means of geographic reach, IdentiFlight International held the top position, followed by Berkshire Hathaway and Makani Technologies.

To further understand the key themes and technologies disrupting the automotive industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Sustainability in Automotive.


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GlobalData, the leading provider of industry intelligence, provided the underlying data, research, and analysis used to produce this article.

GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.

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