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Elon Musk was very close to selling Tesla Motors to Google in 2013

Tesla Motors was nearly sold to Google back in 2013, but Elon Musk eventually decided against it
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 21, 2015 4:24 am

Tesla Motors has been enjoying some great sales of late, but Elon Musk nearly sold the electric vehicle maker to Google in early 2013. Musk was reportedly very close to securing a deal for Google to buy Tesla, at a time when Tesla wasn't selling too many cars.




The deal would've seen Musk maintain control of the company for eight years, or when Tesla's mainstream electric vehicle hit the road. The deal disintegrated because Tesla quickly became successful. Now, both Tesla Motors and Google have so far refused to comment on the rumor of Tesla being sold to Google.


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