Published on June 17th, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro4
Nissan May Join Tesla & BMW To Push EV Revolution Using Tesla Patents
June 17th, 2014 by Christopher DeMorro
Editor’s Note: When Tesla Motors announced it would allow anyone to use its patents “in good faith,” one of the top questions was, “Will anyone bite?” Companies that have simply gone the “compliance car” route seem unlikely to jump at the opportunity (though, maybe this is the stimulation that would get some of them to move). Nissan and BMW have been the most enthusiastic to join the EV revolution, and the Nissan Leaf is far and away the top EV seller, but would they want to use Tesla’s tech? Putting pride aside, I think the answer is very likely “yes,” and early indication about meetings between Tesla and these two automakers. We’ll see where that leads. In the meantime, here’s more discussion from Chris:
Just before Elon Musk gave away all of Tesla’s patents, the Silicon Valley automaker was in talks with BMW about sharing its Supercharger technology. Now Nissan wants in on the technology-sharing talks between Tesla and BMW, and could be on the short…
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