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Apple is reportedly nearing a deal to build its autonomous electric car with Hyundai

TIM LEVIN
FEB 4, 2021, 10:33 AM


Apple is nearing a manufacturing deal with Hyundai Motor Group, CNBC reported.
  • Apple and Hyundai are nearing a deal to build an electric car together, CNBC reported Wednesday.
  • The Apple-branded car would be built at Kia’s plant in Georgia, the outlet reported.
  • Sources told CNBC that the deal wasn’t done and Apple may partner with another automaker.

Apple is nearing a deal with Hyundai Motor Group to build a self-driving electric vehicle of its own, CNBC’s Phil LeBeau and Meghan Reeder reported Wednesday, citing multiple sources familiar with the project.

If finalised, the EV would be Apple-branded and built at Kia’s assembly plant in West Point, Georgia, CNBC reported.

Sources told the outlet the deal wasn’t done yet and that Apple may decide to partner with another automaker, either instead of or in addition to Hyundai. The tech company is looking to build the car in North America and partner with a carmaker that will let it take the reins when it comes to software and hardware, sources said.

As for specifics about the car itself, one source told CNBC Apple’s cars wouldn’t be built to have a driver and that they’d be geared toward “the last mile,” indicating that the vehicles may be commercial in nature. Apple is eyeing 2024 for production, sources familiar with the Hyundai deal told CNBC, but it could be postponed.

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Apple’s stock jumped more than 2% on the news in after-hours trading.

Rumours have circulated for years that Apple plans to build an EV, and speculation has intensified in recent months.

In December, Reuters reported Apple planned to launch a self-driving EV as soon as 2024, citing unnamed sources familiar with the tech giant’s plans. Sources told the outlet the vehicle would not be a commercial vehicle or a self-driving taxi but a consumer vehicle. Instead of competing with robo-taxi firms like Waymo, Apple would more likely rival electric-car makers like Tesla and Rivian.

The vehicle would use Apple’s advanced battery technology, which has the potential to “radically” diminish charging time and increase range, one source told Reuters.

Hyundai declined to comment when reached by Insider. A spokesperson for Apple did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

 

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Hope'ta fuck I just can die before self driving shit---ridden in by today's voters--gets to be much of a "thing"
 

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Tim Cook is one transgender looking motherfucker.

That being said.... I'll never buy a fucking car that is so tied to the cancel culture as that fucking company.

***driving down the road... someone cuts me off***

Me: "Yoooooooou buck-toothed NIGGER"

*** car pulls over, dies and announces through a PA system I didn't know was there***: THE DRIVER OF THIS VEHICLE JUST CALLED YOU A BUCKTOOTHED NIGGER"... he works for.... and lives at......"
 

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If we ever do get to the point of all self driven vehicles it will be a real time saver. With all cars reacting in predictable and identical patterns we could cut commute times in congested area's to a third of what they are now.
 

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Looks like Foxconn and Magna are now the two leading possibilities.


I had never heard of Magna...
 

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Here's the next King of earth when his father dies, in partnership with Hyundai.. telling us all how his family is purposely changing the world so they can continue to make trillions for eternity from new green technologies and mass scale battery production and also make it more difficult for us plebs to travel long distance freely (that is if you understand what his environmentalism is really all about)


 
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