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Gigafactory 3

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by mspohr, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    Shanghai Government Opens Arms To Tesla | CleanTechnica

    Looks like China is fully on board with Gigafactory 3. Local government active support and banks ready to finance.
    Interesting that the site is one of China's ghost cities which is already built and just needs people and jobs which Tesla will provide.
    Tesla has started recruitment.
     
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  2. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Breaking! Tesla Gigafactory 3 Groundbreaking In China In 7 Hours | CleanTechnica
     
  3. cityberty

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    Is china stealing Tesla’s technology a concern am sure there will be corporate spies by govt or state owned companies there to try this.

    Its not like Pepsi which has a secret formula that only a few people know or Apple where the secret sauce is the software along with the HW.

    I imagine Tesla will have many controls in place for this. It seems like biggest concern will be the motor which is where all the magic is.
     
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    #4 Buggle, Jan 12, 2019
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    All Tesla patents are open source. It's part of Elon's prodding others to hurry up and follow him. Most other auto companies though are too proud and/or stupid and haven't taken advantage of it tho. The Chinese on the other hand have no such qualms, I'm sure they'll be copying his IP as fast as they can download it. One of the Chinese EV startups has already used a ton of Tesla's IP, so they're basically Tesla lite --

    https://electrek.co/2018/12/13/tesla-inspired-ev-startup-xiaopeng-all-electric-suv/
     
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  5. mspohr

    mspohr Well-Known Member

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    IP is highly overrated. Tesla has opened its patents. Anybody can buy a Tesla and copy the motor.
    Tesla's real advantage is that it actually makes stuff. That's the hard part as we know from production hell.
    The IP noise is just Trump fearmongering.
     
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