In 2013, Google Almost Bought Tesla For $11 Billion

According to a new book by Ashlee Vance, things could've gone very different for Tesla. In an excerpt from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future adapted for Bloomberg, Vance reveals that the company was almost bought by tech giant Google in 2013.
Google would've coughed up a whopping $11 billion for Tesla. Roughly $6 billion of that would've been the true purchase price, with the remaining $5 billion committed to facility improvements.