Elon Musk: Tesla Had Conversations With Apple

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Feb. 19 (Bloomberg) –- Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk discusses his meeting with the acquisitions chief at Apple. He speaks with Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

But it does not slow it down.

But yesterday, your shareholder got a little bit richer on these reports that you had met with the acquisition team at apple.

Is there any truth to a possible partnership with apple?

If one more companies have approached us last year about such things, there is no way we could comment on that.

Did you have a conversation with apple?

[laughter] we had conversations with apple.

I cannot comment on whether those revolved around any kind of acquisition.

Are you for sale?

I think that is very unlikely because we need to stay focused on achieving a compelling, creating a compelling mass-market electric car.

I would be very concerned and any kind of acquisition scenario that we would become distracted from that task, which has always been the driving goal of tesla.

When you say it is very unlikely, but i am not hearing -- the years i have known you, if something is not going to happen, you say no.

I am not hearing not.

I am hearing there is a door open.

If there is a scenario where seems like it would be more likely that we would be able to create the mass-market affordable electric car, it would make sense to entertain those discussions.

I do not see any scenario that would improve that probability.

If apple were to come to you

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