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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 China Sales, Aluminum Ford Super Duty Trucks, 2015 Zero Electric Motorcyles: Today's Car News

Sep 30 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

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Tesla Passes 200 Supercharger Sites, Only 60 Percent In U.S.

Sep 30 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

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2016 Chevy Volt Camouflage So Secret That GM Issues Press Release

Sep 29 2014 8:33pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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Sep 29 2014 6:10pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Sep 29 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

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2015 Honda Civic Type R, Porsche 918 Spyder Fire, Buying A Crashed Tesla: Today’s Car News

Sep 29 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

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2015 Ford Mustang, Tesla Vs. Iowa, First Challenger SRT Hellcat: What’s New @ The Car Connection

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Buying A Crashed Tesla Model S: Damage, Risk, Safety, Salvage, And Reporting

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Tesla's Musk will speak at Automotive News World Congress

Sep 28 2014 11:02pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., will be a featured speaker at the Automotive News World Con ...
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