A book due out next month makes a surprise claim about Tesla Motors Inc.: The electric-car maker was in such dire straits in early 2013 that it almost was sold to Google Inc.
At the time, Tesla was struggling to turn Model S preorders into actual sales, and Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk turned to his friend Larry Page, Google’s co-founder and chief executive, writes Ashlee Vance, a Bloomberg BusinessWeek reporter and author of the book, citing two people directly familiar with the arrangements…
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By Claudia Assis