It’s no secret that the Model 3’s development and production ramp were . It was also a tough time for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. We know this because he talked about on a fairly regular basis. We didn’t realize that Musk approached Apple boss Tim Apple (sorry, Cook) to see if he might be interested in purchasing Tesla during that time.
Shocking, right? Especially now, with Tesla’s value existing comfortably in the stratosphere, but here’s the kicker: Apple didn’t even accept Musk’s request for a meeting — or at least that’s what Musk said on Twitter on Tuesday. He also said he was planning to offer the company for one-tenth of its current value or somewhere in the neighborhood of $6 billion.
Meanwhile, Tesla is working to build its Model Y crossover. It also continues to develop its “Full Self-Driving” technology and new battery technologies as outlined in its Battery Day presentation earlier this year.and its as well as ramp up Chinese production of its
Apple didn’t immediately return Roadshow’s request for comment, and Tesla no longer has a PR department, so yeah, nothing but crickets there.