Show of HandsShow of Hands

Squidboy June 12th, 2014 6:20pm

Tesla Motors has opened up all their patents to any car company who wants to use them in good faith. Good or bad move?

14 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

comppete Las Vegas
06/13/14 10:40 pm

I hope all the other car companies remember the old saying; You get what you pay for.

comppete Las Vegas
06/13/14 10:39 pm

Good move! That means my Lincoln will be worth a fortune within the next 10 to 20 years.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/13/14 7:32 pm

I might be reading too much into this coming so soon after Toyota left their partnership with Tesla and announced giving up EVs in favor of hybrids, fuel cell powered hybrids in particular.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 1:58 pm

Good for us, bad (maybe) for them.

rangeman Lafayette IN.
06/12/14 1:54 pm

I believe Mercedes did not enforce patents for crumple zones so others would be safe.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
06/12/14 1:08 pm

Great! Somebody's gotta make these things at an affordable price.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/12/14 12:39 pm

that increases my already good regard for them

monkey678 Towelhead
06/12/14 12:08 pm

Since Tesla has had an unfair advantage these past years its about time the playing field has begun to be leveled.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
06/12/14 12:36 pm

How has Tesla had an unfair advantage?

geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 1:57 pm

They have smarter engineers I guess.

fredd TrumpLand
06/12/14 3:24 pm

Also waiting to hear about this supposed unfair advantage.

06/13/14 6:28 pm

Still waiting?!?

06/12/14 11:36 am

Depends on the royalties or whatever they want in return.

Vincere Seattle
06/12/14 11:31 am

They want to help get the electric car industry off the ground. If this action increases competition in the industry and also speeds up the larger transition away from gas powered vehicles, I guess they'd count that as a net gain.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
06/12/14 1:57 pm

Good point