After the news of Apple reviving Project or the ‘Apple Car‘, Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to share an interesting bit of insider information to share. Apparently, “during the darkest days” of developing the Model 3, Musk reached out to Tim Cook to discuss Apple buying Tesla and Cook refused.
It’s surprising that Cook would refuse to even meet, given Apple has been hard at work on self-driving AI for years. But it seems that Apple might sell or license its technology rather than come out with a vehicle altogether.
Musk also expressed doubt about claims regarding Apple working on a “monocell” battery; he claims it’s “electrochemically impossible,” and suggested the tech might instead be closer to Tesla’s structural battery pack the company discussed on ‘Battery Day.’