Elon Musk said Tuesday that he sought after to promote Tesla to Apple all through the “darkest days” of the Model three rollout however that CEO Tim Cook “refused” to take the meeting.
Musk dished in regards to the proffer in reaction to a tweet about how Apple has reportedly reignited its desire to make and sell an electric, autonomous vehicle. He famous that Tesla used to be price about one-tenth then what it’s now, as the electrical car corporate rounds out a outstanding 12 months the place a meteoric inventory worth run became it into probably the most treasured automaker in the world.
During the darkest days of the Model three program, I reached out to Tim Cook to speak about the opportunity of Apple obtaining Tesla (for 1/10 of our present price). He refused to take the meeting.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
Musk has in the past mentioned that Tesla used to be “single-digit weeks” clear of cave in in 2017 as he directed the entire corporate’s assets towards ramping up manufacturing of the Model three sedan. Tesla in the end survived, and has since long past on to roll out the Model Y SUV and announce new automobiles just like the Cybertruck.
Apple didn’t right away reply to a request for remark.
Apple has spent the closing half-decade toying with an access into the worlds of electrical and self-driving vehicles, however up till this week used to be concept to be curious about growing instrument and different applied sciences which may be offered to different corporations. But on Monday, Reuters reported that the Silicon Valley massive has retrained its center of attention on making an electrical, self sufficient automobile for basic shoppers.
One of the explanations Apple reportedly modified instructions once more is that it has made development on a attainable step forward with regards to the battery. According to Reuters, Apple has been growing a lithium iron phosphate battery that may be packaged extra tightly within the automobile’s battery pack, reducing down on weight whilst expanding the possible power density.
Musk identified on Twitter on Tuesday that Tesla is already the usage of iron phosphate batteries in one of the most vehicles it’s making in China.
“Strange, if true,” he wrote.