San Francisco, November 24. Electric car company Tesla has made its Roadster vehicle completely open-sourced, meaning car lovers can actually build the vehicle in their garage with some assembly.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk informed his followers that the Tesla Roadster is now completely open source.
“All of the design and engineering of the Tesla Roadster is now completely open source,” the tech billionaire said.
“Everything we have, you now have,” Musk said of the 15-year-old Roadster.
A follower asked him if this meant he could build his own roadster in his garage.
Musk responded, “It requires some assembly”.
The Roadster page includes service, parts, and owner’s manuals, wiring schematics, and R&D documentation on the car’s battery monitor board, vehicle display system, and HVAC controller.
Tesla open-sourced all of its patents in 2015. The original Tesla Roadster has been no longer in production for over a decade.
As Electrek reports, Tesla produced just over 2,000 units of the Roadster, and many of them were destroyed in accidents and a very unfortunate fire at a garage in Arizona.
“The information provided is courtesy of Roadster enthusiasts,” Autonecker said. This is not a manufacturer reference or repair and maintenance material and may not accurately reflect actual production models or parts sold.”
“You also understand that if you create or design parts or create new repairs or procedures based on this information, we will not be responsible for them and they will not be genuine Tesla parts or accessories or Tesla-approved procedures. ”