Tesla lets public tap electric-car patents

CEO hopes access boosts market

Posted: June 13, 2014 at 2:51 a.m.

A visitor steps into a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S at the company’s store in the Short Hills Mall in Short Hills, N.J. earlier this year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Thursday that the company is making all its patents public.

Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Inc.'s co-founder and chief executive officer, said the company is making all its patents public in a bid to expand drivers' adoption of battery-powered vehicles.

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