“Strange, if that’s true,” Musk said of these suggestions. He added that Tesla is already using iron phosphate batteries in the vehicles it produces in Shanghai. Gigafactory, and stated that a single cell design is “electrochemically impossible” because the resulting battery could not produce a maximum voltage high enough to be usable. “Maybe they meant cells linked together, like our structural battery?” he said. The report also mentioned the possibility of Apple adding LiDAR sensors to the vehicle. If you’ve been following Musk for any length of time, you’ll also know that he called LiDAR a “fool’s race.” In other words, it’s safe to say that Musk isn’t impressed with the rumors.
Either way, we’ve reached out to Apple for comment on Musk’s tweets. The company is unlikely to respond, but we will let you know if we will respond.