Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirms talks with Apple last year

Tesla founder Elon Musk gives the opening keynote at the SXSW Interactive Festival on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Austin, Texas.(AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

February 20, 2014 12:04:45 PM PST
More details have emerged from the talks between Bay Area electric car maker Tesla and Silicon Valley giant Apple.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Bloomberg TV that he held talks with Apple's acquisition people last year.

Analysts say that's consistent with the late Steve Jobs' vision of one day designing an iCar to go along with its iPhones, iPads, and other devices.

It could put Apple in a better position to compete with Google and its self-driving car technology.

Musk says any merger or acquisition involving Apple is unlikely.