The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX mentioned in a tweet on Tuesday that he had reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility that the big Cupertino corporation would take over the electric vehicle company for a tenth of its current value without taking that However, do not apply.
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He great tycoon revealed via Twitter What Years before, In one of the company’s worst moments, he tried to sell Tesla to Apple for a tenth of its current value, but Tim Cook did not attend the meeting.
This Tuesday musk was surprised at the information published in the last few hours about the Apple’s alleged project to manufacture electric cars and the basis for a novel “radical” battery design that will lower costs and extend the range of cars.
He Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk, He agreed that, “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I contacted Tim Cook – Apple’s CEO – to discuss the possibility of Apple buying Tesla for one-tenth our current value. He refused to accept the meeting “, mentions the businessman through his Twitter account.
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Still, the idea stayed with it Cook didn’t even want to attend the meeting, despite Apple’s interest in acquiring Tesla in 2013. At the time, Cupertino was reportedly fully involved in the Titan project, with the goal of developing an electric car by then.
In these times Tesla’s market value was around $ 60 billion, one-tenth of its current value.
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According to the US media The battery Apple would use is a “monocell” design that allows for greater adoption of “active material” and is made of lithium ferrophosphate because it is less prone to overheating, an element that makes it safer.
“Maybe they meant cells like our structural accumulator?” the businessman wondered.
However, musk noted that Tesla “It already uses ferrophosphate on medium-haul vehicles made at its Shanghai facility,” and that “a molecule is electrochemically impossible because the maximum voltage is about 100 times too low.”
He “Titanic Project” of Manzana will be announced when the promotions of Tesla is at all-time highs. This Tuesday closed at $ 640.3 per share, what allowed it to be Car company with the highest value in the market.
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