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Apple considered purchasing Tesla last year?

Apple considered purchasing Tesla last year?

Joe H. | February 16, 2014

More people commenting on how expensive the car is and how it's a rich peoples toy. As an iOS Dev I frequent macrumors and some of those responses are expected. Good response though.

david.baird | February 16, 2014

I don't post over there very often these days. Pre-iPhone it was a nice community and good info-source, then it all went downhill...

carlgo | February 16, 2014

Evidently cooperation on a huge battery plant is more likely. Apple can use the batteries as well and there are other benefits.

Tesla is going to need billions to build new manufacturing plants, to do whatever they are going to do about the charging infrastructure and as a cushion. It would make more sense for Apple to be a major investor and a partner than to own Tesla.

grega | February 16, 2014

Now an Apple/Tesla/SpaceX joint space station (manufacturing plant?) might be more interesting.

adriaanse.marcel | February 17, 2014

Sorry for the Dutch guys.

Ik heb een artikel onder http://elektrischeauto.com/apple-koopt-tesla/ geplaatst. Ik ben benieuwd naar jullie reacties over de mogelijkheden van een samenwerking. Er is nog veel meer synergie te behalen dan wat ik heb beschreven.

I have put an article on http://elektrischeauto.com/apple-koopt-tesla/ about the synergetic effects of Apple buying Tesla. I think Apple could use Elon Musk as well as Elon could use Apple. They both have visions and a drive to make them real.

Car t man | February 17, 2014

And many hope nothing of the sort ever happens. It would kill Tesla's appeal in many many consumers, while not increasing it in any, beyond the levels
it will have anyway. Apple could simply lend Tesla money. It sits on it
and Tesla is quite a solid bet. Besides, they can always cooperate in
projects where there might be potential synergies.

lorenfb | February 18, 2014

@carlgo
"Evidently cooperation on a huge battery plant is more likely. Apple can use the batteries as well and there are other benefits."

Or, Apple does need a larger iPhone to compete with the
Samsung Note. So maybe the MS's 17" in-dash display could
provide 'technology' for Apple, right?

Brian H | February 18, 2014

I wonder if GB is currently longer Apple or Tesla.