Given what we know about Ford, GM, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Pontiac, Oldsmobile, etc. they all merged at some point in the early and mid 1900’s to create conglomerate car companies once the car combustion engine and manufacturing of cars were a mature enough industry.
I predict the same will happen after Tesla, Apple Car, Google Car, and any other electric car company have had a few decades to grow and mature into their technologies.
It most likely won’t happen for the next 20 years.
But within 50 years, Apple Car and Google Car should have spun off the car arms of their businesses into their own separate entity, publicly traded on the stock market.
And after being at the whims of traders, analysts, takeover attempts by the Icahns or Cohens of the future etc. they will merge under the pretense of cross-synergies in order to cut costs by paring down redundancies in departments, supply chain and distribution centers, better leverage in contract negations with vendors for lithium and any other rare earth metals used in their electric batteries.
These three companies might all merge because I assume they would all be electric car companies that were once part of big tech companies.
Maybe there will be 2 or 3 more electric car companies that come of America within the next couple of decades as well and maybe they will all merge together to create 2 or 3 conglomerates to create the GM’s of the future, the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Conglomerates, etc.
Only time will tell.