I don't think Tesla want to be taken over by one of the incumbents. Part of their whole thing is they started as an EV company and that's all they make - they're not tarnished with the history of making ICE vehicles. A lot of their fanbase/customerbase comes from that.
Tesla isn't actually doing too badly when it comes to EV large-scale manufacturing. No other manufacture is making as many EVs as Tesla.
That is SO misleading. No one else wanted to go in big with EV's. Imagine if any other one started manufacturing in 2012, they would all be well ahead. Wait till the big boys jump on the bandwagon. Yes, Tesla has done the heavy lifting for them, for sure
Tesla dont just make EV's. The make all sorts of stuff, want to dig into a mine in Thailand? All sorts of stuff. Car manufacturers are car manufacturers. Tarnished? That is such a weird thing to say