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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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Tesla courts suppliers to stop bill banning direct sales in Michigan

Oct 20 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

With the fate of Tesla's sales in Michigan on the desk of Gov. Rick Snyder, the electric carmaker is looking for support from its supply base in the state. ...
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ONE MEEEELLION DOLLARS: James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Up for Auction

Oct 20 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The Spy Who Loved Me featured perhaps the the second most famous James Bond car of all time, after the iconic Goldfinger DB5: the Lotus Esprit S1 that went from sports car to submarine with the flick of a switch. Now, thanks to an eBay auction, you can buy one—for a million bucks. Okay, so the full-size movie prop offered in this auction can hardly be called a car. This static piece, fresh from a complete o ...
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2015 Ford Focus Electric Price Cut, Tesla Model X Delay, Stricter EPA Gas-Mileage Testing: Today's Car News

Oct 20 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

We've got plenty of green-car news to start off your week. The 2015 Ford Focus Electric could get a price cut of $6,000, one analyst believes there's a "reasonable risk" of another Tesla Model X delay, and the EPA plans to tighten gas-mileage test rules. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Is ...
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Tesla's sales limits in Michigan tightened by one word of law

Oct 20 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: Automotive News

By the removal of a personal pronoun from state law, a bill awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would make it harder for Tesla Motors to sell its electric vehicles directly to custom ...
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Will Tesla Model X Be Delayed Again? Analyst Says 'Reasonable Risk'

Oct 20 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Each of its two previous models came to market later than projected, and now the third vehicle from Tesla Motors--the Model X electric crossover utility vehicle--may slip a bit more too. At least that's the expectation of Adam Jonas, the financial analyst from Morgan Stanley who's an avid follower of the Silicon Valley ele ...
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How Tesla Did It, Fuel-Cell Questions, Next Electric Chevy: The Week In Reverse (Video)

Oct 18 2014 5:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

Is a century-old and very fuel-efficient two-stroke engine poised for a comeback? And, what questions should you ask about upcoming hydrogen fuel-cell cars? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the week ending on Friday, October 17, 2014. Yesterday, our Friday story asked whether ...
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Recent Tesla Model S buyers frustrated over new features

Oct 17 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Technology, Tesla, Electric Tesla wowed the motoring world when it recently unveiled the all-wheel drive, dual-motor D version that added power and range to the already well-regarded Model S. At the same time, the company showed off a new suite of safe-driving tech like a forward-looking camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors to come standard on all models. While the new features might attract some new buyers into the fold, for a few c ...
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Why Investors Aren’t Excited About Fiat-Chrysler’s NYSE Listing

Oct 17 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Monday marked Chrysler’s first return to the New York Stock Exchange in seven years, albeit hitched to Fiat. It was a welcoming presence on the exchange, one the Italian-American automaker hopes will spur further investment as it kicks off its most aggressive product expansion yet. The trouble is, apparently investors weren’t feeling the same excitement. Despite a staging of the carmaker’s finest ...
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Tesla pushes hard against Michigan's anti-direct vehicle sales bills

Oct 17 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy While Tesla has been fighting against direct-vehicle sales bans in a number of states, the California electric vehicle company doesn't ask for help every time it finds itself in a skirmish. Last year, it did send out some ravens calling for assistance in Ohio. It has done so again to deal with a fast-moving situation in Michigan. A new bill, House Bill 5606, would not allow a vehicle manufacturer to "dire ...
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