Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk reportedly almost sold his electric car company to Google. Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy, and Musk had all but signed the documents that would have handed over the company, according to an upcoming book. In March 2013, Tesla Motors was all but running on empty, the book suggests. Electric vehicles weren’t attracting buyers. Seeing that the end was near, Musk opted for the only viable solution — namely, to cash out. He reportedly contacted his friend, Google CEO Larry Page, and offered to sell.