Elon Musk took to Twitter yesterday to share that he once considered selling Tesla to Apple. However, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, refused to meet with the Tesla founder.

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Musk made the claim by commenting under a Reuters post about Apple’s plan to make a mass-produced car by the year 2024.

He said that the claims of Apple’s progress were “Strange, but true,” but added that “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value),” Musk tweeted on Tuesday. 


Apple first tried its hand at making an electric car from scratch in 2014 under the name “Project Titan.” In 2018, Vice-President of Apple and former Tesla engineering chief, Doug Shields, returned to Apple after a brief stint with Tesla.