There is still scope for emerging organisations to establish and maintain leading positions but as the patent space crowds out, you will need to be quick to be the first to file if you want to gain broad claims for your innovative Electric Vehicle (EV) technology.  An EV Intellectual Property (IP) Report by SnapPat for 2018 predicts that there will be an expected 7,500 patent applications in 2018 – rising to 8,500 in 2020.