During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to take the meeting.
The tweet follows an article from Reuters which claims Apple is developing a passenger vehicle with a production target of 2024. The site says Apple is working on next generation battery technology with a unique “monocell” design that bulks up the individual cells in the battery and frees up space inside the battery pack.
Addressing the article, Musk says:
Strange, if true.
- Tesla already uses iron-phosphate for medium range cars made in our Shanghai factory.
- A monocell is electrochemically impossible, as max voltage is ~100X too low. Maybe they meant cells bonded together, like our structural battery pack?
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