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Nissan & BMW show interest in charging partnership with Tesla

According to a report in the Financial Times, the three carmakers are in talks following Tesla Motors’ decision to open up its patents to rivals to accelerate EV development.

‘We believe that Tesla, other companies making electric cars, and the world would all benefit from a common, rapidly-evolving technology platform,’ said Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk last week.

Now, sources have told the Financial Times that Nissan, BMW and Tesla are keen to collaborate on creating possible global vehicle-charging standards.

‘It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their cars,’ said an executive, asking not to be named as the plans are not yet official, the paper reported.

‘It is obviously clear that everyone would benefit if there was a far more simple way for everyone to charge their cars.’

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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