Tesla motors have made an astonishing open-source move giving everyone who wants it access to their electric car patents. This can and most likely will have a huge impact on the electric vehicle market.
Tesla motors have spent billions of dollars developing their technology, he fact they have now made this knowledge public has to be a huge win for humanity and will help us all get closer to living more sustainable lives.
Here is part of a recent blog post from Tesla Motors website titled ”All Our Patents Belong To You”
”Given that annual new vehicle production is approaching 100 million per year and the global fleet is approximately 2 billion cars, it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. By the same token, it means the market is enormous. Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day.
We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform.
Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.”
You can read the full blog post here
We give Tesla Motors a huge thumbs for this brave move and hope may more big companies will follow in their steps.
Here is a a YouTube video from Tech News Today where knowledgeable people discuss this move from Tesla Motors.
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