Tesla Open to Supplying Batteries, Autopilot Software to Competitors Says Musk

In response to an article highlighting how German automakers are trying to catch up with Tesla’s multi-year lead in the EV industry, Elon Musk announced that Tesla is open to the idea of licensing its autopilot software and batteries to other companies as the electric car maker is not looking to ‘crush competitors,’ Tesla North is reporting.

Earlier this year, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen’s board member for electromobility said that Tesla has a 10-year start on rivals when it comes to building electric cars and software. “Tesla is an impressive manufacturer,” Ulbrich said. “It is a motivator for us.”

However, Musk has clearly stated that Tesla’s goal is to “accelerate sustainable energy” instead of competing with other companies. Replying to a Twitter user asking whether Autopilot would potentially become a licensed software, Musk said, “Sure.”

Meanwhile, Tesla’s Model Y and Model 3 continue to impress when being put to the test on the track. Check out the video in 360 degrees at the source page.

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