Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple, but Tim Cook wasn’t interested

The CEO of Tesla MotorsElon Musk, revealed that they tried to sell their automotive business to Apple. Still, the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, reportedly refused to schedule a meeting to discuss the offer.

The disclosure of the attempted sale was made by Musk, on his official Twitter profile, after the billionaire was asked by a BBC network reporter about another related story, that he wanted to be Apple’s CEO.

According to the account, Elon claims he never got to talk or write to Tim Cook. But the billionaire says he asked for a meeting with Apple’s CEO to talk about a possible takeover of Tesla for apple.

However, he would not have received feedback from the company, and the meeting never took place. Musk claims that Tesla was worth about 6% of the value on the market today.

The speech comes to try and put warm clothes on the strange relationship between Apple and Tesla. A book was written by revamped Wall Street Journal journalist Tim Higgins on the automaker’s origins; Musk’s trajectory and path to the top of the world are due soon.

This week, the publication received analysis in the Los Angeles Times newspaper. Some excerpts and essential passages of the work were revealed, including one that brings more data about one of Tesla’s sales proposals to Apple.

According to Higgins’ book, Musk had a somewhat ambitious condition to accept the offer in 2016. He wanted to be Apple’s CEO.

The report says that Musk expressed interest in the proposal but gave his condition: “I will be the CEO.” Cook would have agreed, thinking the executive was referring to his position within Tesla. After Elon explained that he wanted to take over from Apple, Cook would have turned off the phone.

Neither of the two figures involved in the story seems to have any interest in confirming it. Cook has previously said that he has never talked to Musk, although he has “great admiration and respect” for him. On the other hand, Tesla’s leader went to Twitter to contest the veracity of the book’s reports.