A soon-to-be-published book claims that during the first quarter of 2013 Tesla was “on the verge bankruptcy”. As the company struggled to convert interest and pre-orders for its new Model S sedan into solid sales, its CEO, Elon Musk, negotiated a deal that would see the car maker become part of Google. These claims were [...]
History is full of these "what if?" moments. How would the Google-Tesla electric car have been different?
The price would have been $6 billion, plus $5 billion in improvements and Musk stayed on
As Tesla struggled in 2013, the company was so close to being gobbled up by Google that Elon Musk and Larry Page shook on a preliminary deal. Continue reading Google almost bought struggling Tesla in 2013 Google almost bought struggling Tesla in 2013 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:30:00 EST. Show More Summary
The big headline today covers something that happened a couple of years ago, that being a possible acquisition of Tesla Motors by Google for just $6 billion. In a time when Tesla was near financial ruin due to its inability to turn pre-orders...Show More Summary
If the proselytizing mouthpieces for Tesla’s automotive saviorhood were to hear this, they might just wail and gnash teeth. But it’s true: Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google for just $11 billion—in 2013. Coming to us by way of Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, an excerpt of...
A lot of people talk about Apple one day buying Tesla, but it turns out Google is the one that actually got close.
Larry Page reportedly agreed to Elon Musk's buyout terms when the startup was struggling immediately following the Model S launch.
In early 2013 Tesla was in dire straits. The automaker was struggling to take orders, produce, and deliver the first batch of Model S sedans, and those that did roll out of the factory were of dubious build quality at best. Tesla was on the verge of implosion, so Elon Musk called up his friend Larry Page at Google. Read more...
A rather interesting story has been published today which includes an excerpt from “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” a book on the Tesla founder that’s due on May 19th. The report claims that Tesla founder...Show More Summary
With his electric car company on the verge of bankruptcy, Elon Musk turned to Google and very nearly sold Tesla. In early 2013, Tesla was near bankruptcy. Founder Elon Musk turned to his friend Larry Page, cofounder and CEO of Google, to buy out Tesla. Show More Summary
Tesla almost parked in Google's garage In early 2013, as Tesla was struggling to boost demand for its electric cars, turn a profit and steer itself away from the threat of bankruptcy, CEO Elon Musk came close to finalizing a deal toShow More Summary
A new report tells of plans for Google and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to strike a deal for Google to acquire the electric car company. Find out why it never came to pass.
Bloomberg has an excerpt from Ashlee Vance's new book about Elon Musk – Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future – and the bombshell news is that Tesla was almost bought by Google, in an $11-billion deal that Larry Page and Musk agreed to, but that Musk later killed. Tesla was reportedly almost out of cash in early 2013. Show More Summary
I’ve seen more “Google should buy Tesla” and “Apple should buy Tesla” recommendations than I can shake a stick at. (It’s actually pretty hard to shake a stick at recommendations, especially ones made on the internet, but I digress….)...Show More Summary
In a shocking revelation from Ashlee Vance's upcoming book, Elon Musk and Larry Page came to a verbal agreement that would see Google acquiring Tesla in 2013. For better or worse, the deal fell through.
Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google in 2013, according to Ashlee Vance, author of a new book on Musk. At the time, Tesla's Model S was new, and buggy. Tesla was losing sales, and it was looking like it might go bust. Google was Musk's savior. Show More Summary
“Pursue something because it fascinates you, because the pursuit itself engages and compels you.” That’s Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal founder Elon Musk’s ex-wife Justine Musk, sharing advice on how to achieve extreme success. Over the nine-and-something...Show More Summary
SpaceX will attempt another launch in two months, Musk said.
Like any good Elon Musk project, there's a hint of magic to Tesla's planned "gigafactory" — it is secretive, ambitious and definitely larger than life Hidden away in the Nevada desert, construction of the gigafactory has been underway since last July. Show More Summary