Tesla has recently filed a trademark for producing electric motors on many transportation modes, including airplanes and boats.
This trademark was largely ignored, and was filed last week, and was reportedly a not for land-car category, according to Electrek.
The definition of this category is somewhat unambiguous. Nevertheless, it does extend the company’s trademark on electric motors to automobile, boat and motor motors for toys.
The trademark, as filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, reads the following:
TESLA trademark registration is intended to cover the categories of asynchronous motors not for land vehicles; Autos for airplanes; Motors, not to be used by land vehicles; Permanent magnet motors; Boat motors; Drive-systems with two or more synchronized motors coupled to a unit drive; Electric motors for toys; Linear motors.
Yes, but it’s not limited on range. The battery size will grow from 50 to 60.
Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 29, 2019
In the past, Musk said that once manufacturers can improve battery energy density, planes and other vehicles that are non-land may also be able to operate off their battery. They are still a little snobbish. This was back in 2019. Four years later, the trademark filing means not just Tesla is able to develop electric planes, but it is going to take a step on the right.
It’s worth noting that completely electric boats exist already, and the majority of the batteries are still working.
It could also be that Tesla filed its trademark to future-proof its plans, and that it doesn’t intend to do any development on motors for airplanes, boats, or electric motors for toys for the moment.