Musk: Cook turned down an offer to sell
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has now spoken again and stated that he had actually brought up the idea of selling Tesla to Apple. This took place during the “darkest days” of “Model 3” development – and the proposed purchase price, according to Musk, was one tenth of the market value. However, Tim Cook allegedly turned down the offer and did not want to discuss it further. The statement was made in response to the question of whether Tesla was concerned about an Apple car and how it is currently assessing the situation. Rumors that Apple offered $ 240 per Tesla share seven years ago (see this message:), Musk did not want to confirm. When exactly said proposal was made remains unknown. The Model 3 was announced in March 2016, the first vehicles left the production line at the end of 2017, and the number of units increased in 2018 following massive production problems.
According to the latest reports, Apple is currently aiming to compete in an electrically powered, self-driving car sometime between 2023 and 2025 – a source from Taiwan even spoke of a performance in autumn 2021. The industry is therefore in excitement, because even if most observers from If it takes several years to reach the market, the entry of such a powerful company as Apple is naturally a cause for concern.