With Elon Musk's announcement that Tesla will release some of its patents to encourage electric car growth, the door has been opened for inter-company cooperation. It hasn't taken long for that dialogue to start, as BMW has confirmed it met with Tesla to discuss electric car superchargers

Musk briefly mentioned the Beemer peeps coming into Tesla's offices, but BMW spokesman Kenn Sparks came out with a more official statement. "Both companies are strongly committed to the success of electro-mobility and discussed how to further strengthen the development of electro-mobility on an international level," he said. 

We love hearing this because BMW, with its recently launched i3 and i8, is now a direct rival with Tesla. Both can move units without each other, but the two companies need better infastructure for electric cars to catch on even more.

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[via The Verge]