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Investor: Apple buys Tesla in the next year and a half
Entrepreneur, one of the investors service by request trips Uber and former general manager of Netscape Jason Calacanis predicted the imminent sale Tesla from Apple. According to him, the American giant computer electronics manufacturer will buy electric cars for 18 months – for $ 75 billion.
As the Siliconrus , in support of his theory Calacanis gave several reasons. First of all, not so long ago in the press rumors of Apple developing its own electric car – its authenticity is indirectly confirmed by eyewitnesses seen on the streets of Concord car Dodge Caravan, rented Apple and equipped with multiple cameras.
Secondly, Elon Musk has publicly stated that to consider mission Tesla performed, it is necessary to wait for the release of the third generation of electric cars. Usually Tesla announces a new car for 24-48 months before its release (Tesla Roadster: announced in July 2006, released in spring 2008; Tesla Model S: announced in June 2008, released in June 2012; Tesla Model X: announced in February 2012 will be released as expected in the third quarter of 2015; Tesla Model 3: Calacanis believes, will be announced in the second quarter of 2015, and released – in 2018).
The investor assumes that Apple will try to redeem manufacturer of electric after Elon Musk announces the third generation car Tesla, but before it will start production.
Jason Calacanis also gives some indications that Tesla could be useful for Apple:
1. In February 2014, Elon Musk announced the construction of the plant Giga-Factory for the production of batteries and accumulators. Apple, says Calacanis, for its production needs a large number of batteries.
2. According to Calacanis, Tim Cook is obsessed with renewable energy – which is why Apple has invested $ 850 million to build a solar power plant in California. Meanwhile, Elon Musk is developing a program of using electric vehicles battery wear (even wear 30% battery makes unsuitable for use in the car and at home so the battery will last a very long time).
3. In the Control Panel Model S in fact, says Calacanis, built a giant iPad. Apple engineers could develop not one useful application for the device.
4. In order to buy a Tesla at a price three times the market capitalization of the manufacturer eletromobiley (this according to Calacanis, would be enough), Apple will need only one annual revenues.
“Apple stores will look damn sexy with electric vehicle in the middle, is not it?”
5. Self-cars from Apple hit the market, according to Calacanis, for 7-10 years. Alliance Apple and Tesla could significantly push the development. And no other manufacturer of electric vehicles will not be able to compete with the Tesla, says entrepreneur.
6. Apple – an organization which corresponds to the Tesla, and will not lose all that for a long time engaged Elon Musk.
7. Another contender for Tesla – Google – can not compete with Apple in any of status or in the design, says Calacanis. Elon Musk will not sell Tesla Google.
8. Once the self-governing cars will get mass distribution, the question arises, what to do in the way of the driver. Jason Calacanis notes that with the right approach App Store could bail out the unprecedented money selling apps for those who have nothing to do on the road.
“Imagine Elon Musk as CEO of Apple. Wow. However, it is unlikely they will be – but as a member of the Board of Directors, I can easily imagine it, “- says the investor.
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