Tesla Motors has an incredible solution to the global carbon crisis. This astounding open-source move allows access to their electric car patents and could have a huge impact on the availability of electric or hybrid vehicles, worldwide.
Some are speculating Tesla may have ulterior motives behind this move. Regardless, Tesla has spend billions of dollars developing these technologies, and has now made them available for them for free to anyone. Anything that can be used to move towards living in a more sustainable, voluntary and truly free society is a huge win for humanity.
In a recent blog post on the topic, Tesla Motors had this to say:
*”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. By the same token, it means the market is enormous. Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day. We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform. Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.*”
Honesty, integrity, open source credibility and a deep understanding that they can’t fix carbon pollution issues alone? More corporations should follow Tesla’s lead.
Anything that can be used to move towards living in a more sustainable, voluntary and truly free society is a huge win for humanity. Well done Tesla, well done.[See Tesla’s blog post here.](http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you)