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Tesla open-sources all its patents
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Tesla open-sources all its patents

Jun 13 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

CEO Elon Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents

It’s not every day that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he wants to make an announcement. If he’s thinking something then we know it has got to be big. In a recent press release we got many answers which...

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Tesla open-sources all its patents

Jun 13 2014, 6:05am CDT | by

CEO Elon Musk explains reason after reason why Tesla is opening up all of its patents

It’s not every day that Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he wants to make an announcement. If he’s thinking something then we know it has got to be big. In a recent press release we got many answers which we had been looking from and they weren’t quite coming out of Tesla. But now Musk clearly explained why Tesla is opening up all of its patents, effective immediately.

Initially, Tesla applied for patents for its technology and this was quite understandable considering there were bigger and more powerful automakers out in there in the market and it was easy for them to take away the precious ideas of Tesla and use them against the small company. But fortunately, no such thing has happened as yet. According to the CEO, while Tesla has grown in the past few years, "electric car programs (or programs for any vehicle that doesn't burn hydrocarbons) at the major manufacturers are small to non-existent." During the same time, the global auto industry seems to be growing at the same pace and it is noteworthy that the competitors of Tesla aren't from other electric carmakers, but the traditional internal combustion engine.

Musk claims that if anyone happens to walk through the company’s lobby, they would realize that all patent forms have been taken off from the walls. He said that "We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.”

We might agree that this announcement was kind of surprising but we also knew that it was going to come someday. At the company's recent shareholder meeting, Musk was asked something to which he replied that he was considering something that "should be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla's patents." While talking to BBC later on he revealed that he would be opening them up soon.

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Luxury on the Lawn

Sep 2 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

VANCOUVER — A celebration of the automobile takes place in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful settings starting tomorrow at the Luxury & Supercar Weekend. The show will honour the introduction of some of North America’s most popular muscle cars, including the golden anniversary for the cars that started it all – the GTO, the Chevelle and the all-conquering Mustang. The year 1964 also saw the introduction of Ford V8 pow ...
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Tesla stock reaches new record high after bullish analyst report

Sep 2 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors shares rose to another record high after an analyst report cited the electric-car maker's increasing production and said it may be worth $400 a share even before ...
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Aston Martin finally appoints Andy Palmer from Nissan as new CEO

Sep 2 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Aston Martin tapped Nissan executive Andy Palmer to run the 101-year-old U.K. sports car maker, ending almost nine months without a leader. Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin as chief executive following a transition period from his current employer, the Gaydon, England-based company said in a statement. His move marks the latest departure of a senior manager from Nissan’s automotive alliance with R ...
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General Pedaler: GM Introduces Free Bike Sharing Program at Michigan Tech Center

Sep 1 2014 3:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Look out, Google: Enough General Motors employees wanted to arrive at meetings covered in sweat that the company has introduced a bike-sharing program. Okay, a desire for damp, winded employees probably had less to do with GM’s decision than the rising popularity of active-workplace programs, but still—up here in Michigan, it’s pretty warm outside. Employees can now pedal across 330 acres of GM’s technical center in Warren, Michigan, instead of driving or taking a shut ...
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Has Tesla 'Proved Electric Cars Are Better' If Public, Industry Don't Know It Yet?

Sep 1 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

When industry analysts, financial analysts and the motoring press have all lavished praise on a car, there's a fair chance it's a pretty good car. That's the case for the Tesla Model S electric car, particularly as two market analysts from Credit Suisse have seen fit to provide a point-by-point br ...
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2 days ago

Tesla In Deal To Build 400 Charging Stations In China

Aug 31 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

The Chinese market has become vital for many global automakers. For some, it's a haven of high sales numbers to offset struggles in markets like the U.S. and Europe. To others, like Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], it's a way to promote your product to a vast and growing marketplace. Tesla has made a big commitment to China and is backing that up with a... ...
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3 days ago

There are ways to sneak Tesla Model S into Russia for just 6.5M rubles

Aug 30 2014 4:07pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Russia, Tesla, Electric Tesla Fever has extended far and wide, winning over critics and everyday enthusiasts alike. The company is rapidly expanding its efforts both in its home market and abroad, but for some of its wealthy fans, that move isn't happening quite fast enough. Dmitry Grishin is one such enthusiast. The 35-year-old multi-millionaire founder of Russia's ...
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3 days ago

Georgia Dealers Want Tesla Shut Down

Aug 30 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

It is no surprise that San Francisco is the number one metro area for EVs, but I would have never guessed that Atlanta would be number two. It seems Georgia dealers have not taken too kindly to this EV popularity and are now petitioning the state legislature to get Tesla ...
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3 days ago

Weekly Recap: Volvo's $11-billion gamble

Aug 30 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Volvo It's ambitious, but Volvo is spending money on core products built on qualities that have made the brand successful in the past. Just how much does it take to revive an iconic premium brand? How does $11 billion sound? That's what Volvo's Chinese owners are spending to give the Swedish company one more shot to make it as a global carmaker. It's a make-or-break proposition. Volvo must ...
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3 days ago

California lawmakers set to adjourn without Tesla aid

Aug 30 2014 5:40am CDT | Source: Automotive News

California lawmakers are set to adjourn for the year without coming up with incentives to entice Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion batter ...
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