Elon Musk almost bought Tesla to Google in 2013
Tesla ceaselessly comes throughout as a fiercely unbiased automaker, however that wasn’t all the time the case… at the very least, in the event you ask Bloomberg. Its sources declare that Elon Musk virtually secured a deal for Google to purchase Tesla in early 2013, when car gross sales have been tanking so badly that Tesla closed its manufacturing unit. Reportedly, the deal would have stored Musk in control of his firm for eight years, or till Tesla’s mainstream electrical automotive (the Mannequin three) was on the street. It fell aside just because Tesla turned profitable — a final-ditch effort to shut Mannequin S gross sales paid off in the course of the negotiation interval, eliminating that want for a lifeline.
Spokespeople from both aspect aren’t prepared to touch upon the rumor. Google chief Larry Web page, who supposedly shook arms with Musk on the tentative settlement, even goes as far as to say that a automotive maker is “removed from what Google is aware of.” That is an ironic assertion given Google’s heavy funding in self-driving electrical automobiles, although, so we would not be too fast to dismiss speak of a failed buyout.