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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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Here's Why The Tesla Model S Is The #1 Selling Car In Norway

Oct 27 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Tesla Model S has a bunch of great things going for it, but there's definitely a weird facet of it's sales strategy that is a little funky. The car's second largest market, in the entire world, is Norway. Little, tiny Norway. In fact, it's the best-selling car ther ...
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The Detroit Electric SP:01 Wants To Be The Fastest Electric Sports Car

Oct 27 2014 12:37pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Detroit Electric SP:01 , which is not made in Detroit, is aiming to be the fastest electric car in the world. To that end, the company just switched up the design, going from a coupe with a removable roof, to a sleek, sloping fastback. But will it be enough to beat the D ? (Maybe. But it depend ...
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Ford's CEO thinks it can build an electric car like a Tesla

Oct 27 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

At this point, no one will question whether Tesla has succeeded in disrupting the entire automotive industry, because it has. Now the question is whether mainstream automakers can truly make electric cars that can compete with Tesla. Accord to Ford ...
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Tesla Model S

Oct 27 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

As the second car sold by Silicon Valley startup Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], the Model S is the rarest of rarities: a competitive luxury sport sedan engineered, designed, tested and built by a brand-new carmaker that's only been in business 10 years ago. The Model S remains the longest-range, regular-production b ...
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Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominees, Iowa Tesla Rally, 2016 Mazda CX-3 LA Debut: Today's Car News

Oct 27 2014 10:12am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We kick off the week with the nominees for our 2015 Best Car To Buy award, followed by Minnesota Tesla owners' creative workaround of an Iowa test-drive ban, and a report that the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover will debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is it "haggling ...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s Next Big Disruption Isn’t a New Car, It’s a New Battery

Oct 27 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Elon Musk isn’t waiting for someone else to figure out how to build a better battery. While lithium-ion technology remains expensive and somewhat fraught with technical issues, the headstrong Tesla CEO has a plan that should at least make batteries cheaper. Many also think it’s his bid to establish the battery as the dominant alt-fuel technology. Musk wants to cut the price of a Tesla battery pack by more than 30 percent by building a 10-million-square-foot ...
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Scotland Tesla supercharger lets you (nearly) drive across the UK for free

Oct 27 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Recombu

Tesla has bolstered its UK charging network with a supercharger at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland, enabling owners in the area to give their Model S half a charge in less t ...
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Ford Can Design Tesla-Like Electric Car, CEO Says; Does Higher-Power Charging Push Mean It May?

Oct 27 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Ford's CEO, Mark Fields, told Wall Street financial analysts Friday that the company had the product development staff and engineering ability to build an electric car like a Tesla. While he didn't say the company would do so, he did say that such a car would be "very consistent with our product strategy ...
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Minnesota Tesla Owners Show Banned Model S To Iowa Electric-Car Shoppers

Oct 27 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Suppose auto dealers in a neighboring state pressured their DoT to make Tesla Motors stop giving test drives of its Model S electric car--the same kind it now offers in more than a dozen other states. What would you do? If you were you a group of Tesla owners in Minnesota, you might just take matters into your own hands. You ...
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