Tesla boss Elon Musk has disclosed he as soon as tried to promote his electric powered vehicle organization to Apple.
Mr Musk, 49, did not say just when he asked for a meeting with the tech giant’s main govt but he explained it as currently being “throughout the darkest times of the Product 3 programme”.
Tesla was battling to satisfy auto output targets for the electric powered car – its to start with created for the mass current market – in 2017 and 2018.
At the time Mr Musk explained the company was in “production hell”, blaming problems with automatic manufacturing systems at its battery factory in Nevada.
In a tweet to his 41m followers, Mr Musk mentioned experienced requested for a meeting with Apple boss Tim Prepare dinner “to explore the chance of Apple obtaining Tesla (for one particular-tenth of our present worth)”.
Mr Musk stated: “He refused to take the assembly.”
Through the darkest days of the Product 3 program, I reached out to Tim Prepare dinner to examine the chance of Apple getting Tesla (for 1/10 of our recent price). He refused to take the conference.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
Tesla’s value, as at the near of investing on Tuesday, was $616bn (£458bn), so a tenth of this would be $61.6bn (£45.8bn).
The organization is also ultimately making a profit just after decades of losses and in Oct it shipped a document range of new cars and trucks.
Its shares have soared 665% this calendar year and it is the world’s most precious automaker and among the top rated 10 most significant US corporations in the S&P 500 index.
Apple’s automotive project started in 2014 but it has also faced difficulties.
Apple has declined to comment on Mr Musk’s tweet.