Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) recently announced that it was open sourcing its patents out of “good faith.” Tesla Motors has 249 patents, including 104 related to battery, 28 for charging, 13 for motor, and 10 for user interface. Here is the breakdown:
Likely, other car manufacturers would be most interested in Tesla’s Supercharger-related and coolant patents rather than its audio, sunroof, and user interface patents. Tesla Superchargers can give vehicles half a charge in about 20 minutes. If I was an executive at a car company that was building electric vehicles, I would definitely chat with Elon Musk about that.
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