Wanted to help Musk: Fan files patent for Tesla

Turbulent weeks lie behind Tesla boss Elon Musk.

Wanted to help Musk: Fan files patent for Tesla

Turbulent weeks lie behind Tesla boss Elon Musk. It's not just the carmaker's stock that has crashed spectacularly. At the end of December, an alleged patent from the car manufacturer caused astonishment. But the mystery of the ominous document is solved a little later.

After a patent filed at the end of December caused a stir in the Tesla world, it now turns out that the carmaker did not file the document itself. As the US financial portal "Bloomberg" reports, the paper was signed by a fan named Jerome Eady. Accordingly, he wanted to help the group after Tesla founder Elon Musk had claimed that the Cybertruck model could also be used as a boat.

The fan submitted the patent to the US authorities on December 28 under the name "Tesla". It states that Tesla also wants to produce engines that are "not intended for land vehicles". Airplanes, boats and toys are specifically mentioned there. In an interview with "Bloomberg", Eady said that he had no connection to the carmaker and had submitted the document without the company's knowledge.

Difficult weeks lie behind Tesla. The shares of his car company have suffered a spectacular crash in recent weeks. In December alone, the paper lost around 43 percent in value. Tesla boss Elon Musk, who is currently mainly busy with his newly acquired short message service Twitter, is rumored to have already built a new second strong man for the group. Accordingly, it is said to be Tom Zhu Xiatong, who is being set up as a possible successor to the company management.

Musk has repeatedly expressed ambitions in the past to want to take to the air. In 2002, before Tesla, he founded the space company SpaceX. In late 2021, the billionaire said he was "dying" to build an electronic airplane. One tweet mentioned a VTOL jet, an aircraft that can take off and land vertically (Vertical Take-Off and Landing).