Patents show Nio's 3rd-gen swap station may be able to store up to 22 batteries

Nio's third-generation battery swap station will not only be able to store more batteries, but is also expected to be compatible with battery packs of different specifications and sizes, the latest patent documents show.

BYD's EV patents lead among local automakers

BYD's 1,557 EV patent applications in China are twice as many as Geely's 870 applications.

Patent drawings show possible look of BYD's premium brand's first model

BYD's patent images show the possible design of the front and rear of its premium brand's off-road SUV.

Nio's new patent hints it could launch models with electric rear wing

The device not only makes the vehicle look better, but also reduces wind resistance and enhances rear wheel grip and vehicle steering performance, the patent's description document shows.

Xiaomi discloses patent related to vehicle door control

The method can determine the road conditions near a car door to determine whether that environment is suitable for the door to open, thus preventing injury to people or vehicles.

Geely discloses patent for autonomous driving controls

"The invention provides a safe and comfortable method of parking for autonomous driving control," the patent abstract states.

Tencent's new patent can identify license plate numbers and establish communication

Tencent has disclosed a patent involving vehicle communication that is expected to facilitate contact between unfamiliar car owners.

OPPO discloses patent related to vehicle lights control

Although it has not yet been announced that it will enter the field of car making, OPPO is disclosing more and more patents related to vehicles.

Xpeng discloses patent for battery life prediction

Xpeng has disclosed a patent related to battery life prediction that, if used, will be able to significantly improve the accuracy of the prediction.

Huawei discloses patent for OTA upgrade that could improve driving safety

The patent can realize the control of the vehicle to be upgraded at the right location to ensure safety.