Musk dished about the proffer in response to a tweet about how Apple has reportedly reignited its desire to make and sell an electric, autonomous vehicle. He noted that Tesla was worth about one-tenth then what it is now, as the electric vehicle company rounds out a remarkable year where a meteoric stock price run turned it into the most valuable automaker on the planet. Of course, in 2017 Tesla was still hemorrhaging money and had not yet produced an electric vehicle at high volume.
The tweet from Musk was a direct response to Brett Winton, the Director of Research for ARK Invest, who was discussing Apple’s reputedly plan to build an iCar.
Musk has recently said that Tesla was “single-digit weeks” away from breakdown in 2017 as he coordinated the entirety of the organization’s assets toward sloping up creation of the Model 3 vehicle. Tesla at last endure, and has since proceeded to reveal the Model Y SUV and declare new vehicles like the Cybertruck.
Apple didn’t promptly react to a solicitation for input.
Apple has spent the last half-decade playing with a section into the universes of electric and self-driving vehicles, yet as of recently was believed to be centered around creating programming and different innovations that could be offered to different organizations. However, on Monday, Reuters announced that the Silicon Valley goliath has retrained its attention on making an electric, self-sufficient vehicle for general buyers.
One reason Apple allegedly changed bearings again is that it has gained ground on a possible achievement with respect to the battery. As per Reuters, Apple has been building up a lithium iron phosphate battery that can be bundled all the more firmly in the vehicle’s battery pack, eliminating weight while expanding the potential energy thickness.
Musk brought up on Twitter on Tuesday that Tesla is as of now utilizing iron phosphate batteries in a portion of the vehicles it’s making in China.