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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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​Edmunds Had A Lot Of Problems With Its Long-Term Tesla

Jul 30 2014 6:25pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

After nearly a year and a half of dutiful service, Edmunds has sold its long-term Model S, and the postmortem on their time with the Tesla proves, once again, that build ...
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Elon Musk to get spot on The Simpsons

Jul 30 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Celebrities, Humor, Tesla, TV/Movies It's hard to believe that The Simpsons is moving into its 26th season, but there's good news for auto enthusiasts, especially of the EV variety. The show's executive producer, Al Jean, confirmed on Twitter that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk would have a guest spot on the show in the upcoming season. Even better, it sounds like a pretty significant role. Elon Musk in ep 1/11 and not ...
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Icon Helios streamliner with Tesla bones is a dream we don't want to wake from

Jul 30 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Classics, Coupe, Tesla, Design/Style, Electric When it comes to truly, genuinely interesting automotive design and craftsmanship, Icon is one of the finest outfits in the game. We've covered the company and its founder, Jonathan Ward, in the past, and have remarked on just how fully and intricately done the automotive art it turns out is. The company's next big thing, though, is a far cry from the modified Land Rovers and Chevy Thriftma ...
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Icon Wants To Use A Tesla To Create This Gorgeous, One-Off Streamliner

Jul 30 2014 12:35pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Icon's Jonathan Ward has officially made the leap from OCD car builder to mad scientist. He's in the early stages of a new project that will see the realization of his streamliner fetish, and he's making in-roads at Tesla for the underp ...
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2016 ATS-V Video, Range Rover Sport SVR ‘Ring Lap, Tesla Gigafactory: Today’s Car News

Jul 30 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V has been captured in testing on the ‘Ring in a new spy video, and it looks and sounds like a car to be reckoned with. Will it overawe the BMW M3/M4 and Mercedes’ upcoming C-Class AMG? Range Rover lays claim to the title of the world’s fastest pr ...
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Tesla And Panasonic Reach Agreement On 'Gigafactory' Battery Plant

Jul 29 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Tesla Motors and Panasonic have reportedly reached an agreement on Tesla's massive 'Gigafactory,' which is expected to be the world's largest manufacturer of lithium-ion cells when completed. According to the Nikkei, Panasonic—Tesla Motors' [NSDQ:TSLA] current battery supplier and a shareholder—will invest 20 billion to 30 billion yen ...
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Honda Ends 3 Green Models, Tesla Gigafactory Update, Aluminum 2016 Jaguar XE: Today's Car News

Jul 29 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

Today on Green Car Reports: Honda discontinues three of its greener models for 2015, Tesla and Panasonic reach an agreement on the battery "gigafactory" project, and aluminum construction boosts efficiency in the 2016 Jaguar XE sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla and Panasonic reach an agreem ...
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Tesla's Musk to portray himself on 'The Simpsons'

Jul 29 2014 9:36am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be providing the voice for himself in an episode in the 26th season of 'The Simpsons,' the show's executive producer, Al ...
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