Elon Musk reveals that he has tried to sell Tesla to Apple in the past

Elon Musk has revealed that he 'has tried to sell to Apple' his electric car maker Tesla, which has reached

the highest market capitalization of any car maker.

Elon Musk reveals he looked to sell Tesla to Apple for a fraction of its current value --Electrek

It 's been rumored for a long time that Apple is promoting its own self-driving car development project . Apple began developing self-driving cars in 2013, and since then Apple has pulled a large number of people from rival Tesla to develop its own cars. That's why Musk ironically calls Apple 'Tesla's graveyard.'

Tesla CEO Musk says 'Apple is hiring technicians who didn't work in Tesla' --GIGAZINE

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Even such Tesla is struggling to enter the automobile market, and it is said that it took 17 years before it became possible to produce automobiles that can generate sustainable profits.

Therefore, when Tesla was struggling to mass-produce the model S, which was the latest model at that time, in 2013, there was a report that 'Mr. Musk is considering selling Tesla to Apple.' 'At the time, there was a rumor that Musk was in talks with Adrian Pelica, who was responsible for Apple's acquisition,' wrote Electrek , an electric vehicle media outlet .

However, it seems that Mr. Musk was actually considering selling Tesla to Apple when he was struggling to mass-produce the Model 3 from 2017 to early 2019. On his Twitter account, Musk said, 'During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I contacted Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple's acquisition of Tesla. The current value of Tesla. It was considering selling at a price of 1/10, but Tim Cook refused to attend the meeting, 'tweeted, although he was considering selling Tesla to Apple, Cook said. He said he didn't show any interest.

Electrek points out that the figure of '1/10 of the current value of Tesla' is about $ 60 billion (about 6.2 trillion yen).

In addition, Mr. Musk 's autobiography ' Earon Mask The Man Who Creates the Future ' states that Mr. Musk tried to conclude a contract for the sale of Tesla with Mr. Larry Page of Alphabet, Google's parent company. I will. However, in the end, the sale agreement between Alphabet and Tesla was unsuccessful.

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