Friday, 20 February 2015

Apple Wants to Start Producing Electric Cars as Soon as 2020.



"Apple could have a car in production by 2020, Bloomberg says
Cars are hard. They take a long time to design and build — especially when you've never made one before. That's underscored today by a new report from Bloomberg suggesting that Apple could be looking to put its rumored car on the road "as early" as 2020. Recent rumors peg the company to have kicked off R&D on a vehicle last year, which would give Apple's team somewhere between five and six years to sort everything out. (For comparison's sake, Apple's first internal conversations about building a phone happened somewhere around 2004, three years prior to the iPhone's release in 2007.)

Little is known about the actual vehicle, and it's entirely possible that Apple hasn't finalized the design yet. (Last week's Wall Street Journal report noted that the current design is minivan-like, which is an admittedly odd first choice.) There's some debate as to whether the car will be fully autonomous, but all indications are that it will be fully electric — a number of recent hires from EV battery maker A123 Systems is solid evidence to that effect.

Though WSJ and Reuters reports conflict on how autonomous Apple's car — codenamed "Project Titan" — actually is, it's worth noting that 2020 is widely cited as the year that highly autonomous cars will start to be commercialized.

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020, people with knowledge of the matter said. The timeframe -- automakers typically spend five to seven years developing a car -- underscores the project’s aggressive goals and could set the stage for a battle for customers with Tesla Motors Inc. and General Motors Co., both of which are targeting a 2017 release of an electric vehicle that can go more."

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 Now Bloomberg reports more details about Apple Electric iCar programme. We are getting ready!

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