Elon Musk said Tuesday that he wanted to sell Tesla to Apple during the “darkest days” of the Model 3 implementation, but that CEO Tim Cook “refused” to take the meeting.
Musk spoke about the provider in response to a tweet about how Apple apparently rekindled its desire to make and sell an electric, autonomous vehicle. He noted that Tesla was worth about a tenth more than it is now, as the electric vehicle business closes a remarkable year where a meteoric share price made it the most valuable carmaker in the world.
Musk said earlier that Tesla “single digit weeks away from the crash in 2017 when he focused all the company’s resources on building the Model 3 sedan. Tesla eventually survived and has since rolled out the Model Y sport utility vehicle and announced new vehicles such as the Cybertruck.
Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.