Electric car maker Tesla has just announced that it will not pursue lawsuits against anyone who wants to copy its technology. Elon Musk is apparently moving to the next step for expanding the reach of electric, emission-free vehicles. Musk stated that “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology”; and has opened the floodgates for more electric cars to get on the road.”
Tesla has been trying the solve the problem of emissions from cars, and reduce the environmental impact of humans driving around. While the Tesla Roadster has been reasonably successful, it is still priced outside the range of the average consumer. Sparse charging stations have also prevented Tesla’s cars from becoming more widespread.
Musk wrote, 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.” He hopes that by sharing the patents with more manufacturers, there will be more electric cars built and reduce the number of petrol powered vehicles on the road.
Now that this is happened, could we potentially see Proton or Perodua electric vehicles?
[Source: Tesla Blog]