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Tesla Open to Sharing Batteries, Autopilot

Elon Musk says his goal is not to "crush competitors."

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced publicly that he is “trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors.”

To that end, the billionaire entrepreneur has said on Twitter that Tesla is open to selling its batteries and powertrains to other automakers.

The company has made significant investments in improving EV batteries, and hopes to have its next-gen option available soon.

According to Tesla, it should offer a 400-mile capacity per charge, with a total lifespan of a million miles.

Experts believe Tesla’s technology, along with its initiatives to remove cobalt and drive down costs, will level the playing field further between electrics and traditional gas vehicles.

Tesla’s CEO has also said he would consider licensing Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, to other companies.

Perhaps Musk is feeling generous these days due to a recent payday that came when Tesla’s stock hit a record high.

The occasion resulted in a $2.1 billion windfall from stock he was able to buy at a steep discount, per his 2018 contract.

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