At a time when the big tech companies are under scrutiny by the US authorities over antitrust and unfair competition, Elon Musk said on Twitter that Tesla is committed to accelerating sustainable energy and not crushing competition. In this sense, the automaker stresses that it is available to license software and supply batteries and transmissions.
The message comes in response to an article published by Teslerati about German manufacturers having plans to catch up with Tesla in its electric car development. The brands themselves do not deny the technological progress of Elon Musk's company, with the giant Volkswagen itself saying that Tesla is 10 years ahead of its rivals, Reuters reported.
Audi does not go far, but its new CEO, Markus Duesmann, also highlights the two-year advantage in terms of computational architecture and software. But also in autonomous driving technology.
Previously, when Mercedes-Benz and Toyota were shareholders in Tesla, they had access to the supply of batteries and transmissions. This type of partnership can happen with other car brands, according to Elon Musk.