Reacting to Reuters’ recent news that Apple has not deserted its electrical automobile program and continues to be pursuing plans to construct a bodily automobile, Musk tweeted that in “the darkest days” of scaling Mannequin 3 manufacturing, he reached out to Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner and raised the potential for the Cupertino firm buying Tesla. Musk says that Prepare dinner refused to take the assembly.
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Musk’s quick tweet didn’t make clear precisely when this timeline was, although given public details about Tesla’s Mannequin 3 manufacturing, it was doubtless between 2017 and 2019. With regard to Musk’s proposed gross sales worth, 1/tenth of Tesla’s present market capitalization is about $60 billion, which isn’t too removed from the inventory’s public worth final yr earlier than it reached stratospheric heights in current months.
Although Tesla is now price greater than $600 billion on the general public markets after becoming a member of the S&P 500 this week, most Wall Road analysts appear perplexed by the inventory’s current development which has been owed to younger and first-time traders rallying behind Tesla’s merchandise and its CEO.