Electric vehicle patents opened

Jul 7, 2014 | 2012 - 2014, News

Tesla Motors recently announced that it would be opening up all patents it holds for the electric vehicle market, including those for its Supercharger stations which charge its electric vehicles. This will allow other competitors to enter the electric vehicle market and potentially expand it exponentially. Initially Tesla obtained the patents to protect itself against large vehicle manufacturers but quickly realised that electric vehicle programs at these manufacturers were virtually non-existent. The company has vowed not to sue anyone that uses its technology in good faith http://www.iflscience.com/technology/tesla-release-electric-car-patents-public