Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

We won't support this browser soon. For a better experience, we recommend using another browser. Learn More


Tesla inspires BMW to share battery technology

July 18, 2014, 12:50 PM IST by Pratheek Kunder
Tesla inspires BMW to share battery technology

Sharing is caring! The entire world believes in this small gesture. So do few automobile companies when it comes to sharing their technology. Almost a month ago, Tesla Motors shocked the industry when they announced to open up their electric car technology to the world by sharing their patents. BMW has also decided to follow them.

The German manufacturer has announced to open up its patents related to battery cell technology that it co-developed with Samsung SDI. BMW took this step to take advantage of economies of scale - a way to reduce the cost of lithium-ion batteries.

While BMW and Tesla certainly are taking different approaches to electric vehicles, they seem to share the same opinion on how opening up patents for other electric vehicle manufacturers to use could give a boost to the entire EV sector. Both the companies believe that sharing technology could lead to greater total innovation, greater innovation could lead to higher sales, and higher sales could bring the much-needed scale to lithium-ion supply.

This is a very interesting step by both these companies. By taking this extreme step, we believe more manufacturers will refer to these patents and develop a cost effective electric vehicles. Currently, Mahindra is the only EV manufacturer in India who is in the process of reviewing Tesla patents for applicability to its electric vehicles. 

  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo
Show CommentsHide Comments
bell icon
Never miss an update
Receive latest updates from CarWale
  • Upcoming Cars

Tata Nexon EVTata Nexon EV

28th Jan 2020

15L - ₹ 17L
Mercedes-Benz GLE NewMercedes-Benz GLE New

29th Jan 2020

65L - ₹ 80L
Land Rover New Range Rover EvoqueLand Rover New Range Rover Evoque

30th Jan 2020

53L - ₹ 70L
Lexus LC 500hLexus LC 500h

31st Jan 2020

1.60Cr - ₹ 2Cr
Kia CarnivalKia Carnival

5th Feb 2020

25L - ₹ 27L
All Upcoming Cars
Buying a new Car?Leave a missed call1800 2090 230(Toll free)

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in