To Beat Global Warming, Elon Musk Reminds The World That All Tesla Patents Are Free For Others To Use

The Logical Indian Crew

February 4th, 2019 / 6:23 PM

Tesla Musk Patent

Image Credit: Wikipedia

On January 31, 2019, Elon Musk took to Twitter to remind everyone about Tesla’s patents available for free for anyone to work upon reported The Daily Star. In 2014, Musk in a blog wrote that the company’s patents are available for the public use, with a hope that more third-party company blend together and start making electric cars. He mentioned that Tesla will not file lawsuits against anyone who, “in good faith” uses the company’s technology.

Why did he reiterate?

Musk’s announcement was not sudden, as it came on the heels of severe cold due to the polar vortex being reported from some places in the US. Chicago is witnessing colder temperature than Antarctica. Musk has earlier mentioned that it is not competing for the market share or to outrun its competitors in the production of electronic vehicles, but to focus on a bigger picture. Making the patent for public use also meant that third-party companies will design more charging stations which will help Tesla cars and even other electronic vehicles in the market.

With the US facing a significant drop in the temperature and Australia seeing a noteworthy rise in mercury, global warming is not a concept anymore. Musk said that gasoline vehicle is the primary threat here, and all the car producing company should coalesce to produce more electric vehicles.

Why can Tesla alone not achieve the target?

Musk said that earlier he felt compelled to file patents for Tesla to prevent big car firms stealing their technology reported India Times. However, he later realized that major manufacturers producing electric vehicles are small to non-existent. He said it is impossible for Tesla to build electric cars fast enough to address the carbon crisis. He further added that applying open-source philosophy to the patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position. He said that earth will be the benefactor if more companies start making electric vehicles.

Also Read: Bone-Chilling Cold: With Almost -40C Temperature, Chicago Freezes Due To Polar Vortex


Written by : Debarghya Sil

Edited by : Bharat Nayak

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Tesla Musk Patent

To Beat Global Warming, Elon Musk Reminds The World That All Tesla Patents Are Free For Others To Use

Tamil Nadu Govt Says “No” To Single-Use Disposable Plastic, Bans Use From 2019 Onward

Global Heatwave

Ongoing Global Heatwave Is Setting All-time Hottest Temperature Records All Over

Facebook May Build Technology To Detect Eye Movement And Emotions, Already Holds Two Related Patents

Elon Musk Successfully Launched Tesla Car Into Space Via World’s Biggest Rocket


Australia: Elon Musk’s Tesla Switches On World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery

Latest on The Logical Indian

Get Inspired

[Watch] “Show Me Your Strength By Lifting Somebody Up”: Obama Busts Myths Around Masculinity


ICICI-Videocon Case: CBI Issues Look Out Notice Against Chanda Kochhar, In Case She Tries To Leave The Country


In The Age Of Big Data: Karnataka’s Helavaru Community Preserves Ancestral Bloodline One Family At A Time

Get Inspired

Suit Yourself On The Runway: This Group Of Transgenders From Kolkata Are Tailoring Their Own Clothes


Week After Pulwama Attack, Home Ministry Approves Free Air Travel For Paramilitary Forces In Jammu & Kashmir


Public Sector Banks Write Off Loans Worth Rs 41,000 Crore; SBI Writes Off Rs 10,000 Crore Loan


Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.