Thursday 20 November 2014

Tesla open its Patents to everyone

Musk gives away his secret technology to other car makers

Published 13/06/2014 | 07:32

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (AP)
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors (AP)

The electric car maker Tesla Motors has opened its Patent books to all car companies in an effort to encourage other car makers to move beyond the traditional fossil burning vehicles.

The electric car maker Tesla Motors has opened its Patent books to all car companies in an effort to encourage other car makers to move beyond the traditional fossil burning vehicles.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to throw away the shroud of secrecy that normally surrounds car makers Patents and simply give them away.

Mr. Musk said in a statement on the companies blog:

“If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

Tesla already make electric systems for Daimler and Toyota, this new move will open the door to more collaboration.

Currently Tesla only makes one vehicle the Model S with a Model X on the way. While it’s not on sale in Ireland, it has been recently launched in the UK and there are plans for a European factory.

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