In the book, named 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,' author Ashlee Vance claims that while on the verge of bankruptcy and struggling to fulfill orders for its Model S vehicle, Musk turned to Google with a proposal to sell the firm for $6 billion, with Google to provide another $5 billion in capital to invest in the production of Tesla vehicles in order to meet demand and eventually expand production to include a third-generation electric car for the mass market.
Tesla has been expanding its Model S range, and earlier this month the company announced the launch of the high-performance Model S P85D, which Musk has described as a precursor to the upcoming Model X, the release of which has been delayed several times.
This video was taken at the unveiling of the prototype Model X in 2012.
In November the company released a statement pushing the first deliveries to the third quarter of 2015, explaining that "we recently decided to build in significantly more validation testing time to achieve the best Model X possible." The company describes the SUV crossover as "an automobile above category," which is "designed from the ground up to combine the space and functionality of a sport utility vehicle with seating for seven adults and the uncompromised performance of a Tesla."