Submitted by Benz on January 31, 2013
Would it be possible that some day some other car company (or any other entrepeneur / thief) would also want to make money by reproducing and using Tesla's success formula (the power train and the battery pack on the skateboard) that is used for manufacturing the Model S and the Model X. They will have to develop another body for the car anyhow, but my concern is that they might copy the technology that has been developed by Tesla Motors. For example, they could buy exact the same concerning battery cells from Panasonic, just like Tesla Motors does. And they could do the same with other parts. My point is: are they allowed to manufacture a competitive EV, by making use of the technology (skateboard) that has been initially developed by Tesla Motors? Or is there some kind of a protection system that would not allow such a action to take place?