The San Francisco Chronicle, which cites an anonymous source, reports that the director of acquisitionsApple Adrian Perica met in the spring of 2013 with Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a view to a possible acquisition of the manufacturer of electric cars.
The high-level segment, at which “ probably Participated Apple CEO Tim Cook, suggesting that wild fall speculation was partly correct. As a reminder, European financial analyst Andaan Ahmad had written an open letter recommending that Apple buy or sign a partnership with Tesla.
Ahmad’s reasoning was quite simple: the electric vehicle market could give Apple the opportunity to generate much more money, something he thinks difficult with the sale of mobile devices in the long term. Doing so could open up a huge new market for Apple, he said.
The rumor of the Cupertino company is not the only one hovering over Tesla. Indeed, during the holidays last December, specialized automotive publications also speculated on a Detroit-based manufacturer interested in Tesla. Apple and Tesla both declined to comment.