Elon Musk has denied rampant this week rumors about Apple’s interest to the automotive business Tesla. Head producer of electric cars made it clear that is not going to sell Tesla.
In an interview with Bloomberg television Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that between him and the Apple representative had an informal meeting place. However, the topic of conversation, he did not comment.
At the weekend San Francisco Chronicle reported that last year Elon Musk Apple met with the head on new acquisitions, possibly in the presence of senior management “apple” of the company – Tim Cook. The newspaper suggested that entrepreneurs discussed the possibility of merging the two companies.
In the middle of the week Bloomberg reporters were able to talk with the leadership of Tesla.In a telephone conversation Elon Musk called such a deal unlikely, because the company now has other worries – she is interested in electric budget issue.
This is a very unlikely scenario. Now we focus on the issue of electric vehicle, which could attract the attention of the mass market – said Musk.
Most likely, the meeting of the management of two large companies focused on the integration of iOS with electric cars Tesla. In this regard, Apple is already working with Audi, General Motors, Ford, Hyundai and other well-known automakers.
Musk said he is not against integrate Tesla cars operating system iOS or Android, but the company has more urgent tasks:
This is not entirely consistent with the main goal of Tesla, which aims to accelerate the revolution in the field of electric vehicles .
Tesla recently reported on the financial results. In the fourth quarter, the company earned 610.9 million dollars, 294.4 million more than the previous year. In 2014, Tesla plans to deliver to the market twice more cars.