Elon Musk said he had been in contact with Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook during the “dark days of the Model 3 program.” The Tesla electric car company is discussing the possibility of buying Apple for 1/10 of our current value. [Cook] He refused to hold a meeting.
Musk’s comments follow reports Apple Works to build an electric car with advanced battery technology. In Twitter threads, Musk and others questioned the nature of the technology, including references to lithium-ion phosphate chemistry as a “monocell” battery:
Strange, if true.
– Tesla already uses iron-phosphate for mid-size cars made in our Shanghai factory.
– A monocell is electrochemically impossible because the maximum voltage X 100X is too low. Maybe they’ll have cells connected to each other like our structured battery pack?
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
The revelation that Musk approached Apple is not surprising. Looking for options to save the company in 2013, despite early sales problems, Musk offered his friend Larry Page a “handshake deal” to buy Google. Tesla, 2015 Biography by Elon Musk.
Ashley Vance writes in the book that the contract was canceled after a major sales drive was completed. Tesla has closed out Model S orders needed to save its economy, partly because officials from design, engineering, finance and other departments have been transferred from their offices for sale, Musk told them: “If we do not supply these cars,. ”
Apple’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have progressed similarly since 2014, when it first began designing its own vehicle. This week reports that the car may be coming It is eventually built by an external construction partner.
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