It was learned last week that Apple and Hyundai were in talks to celebrate a partnership that is expected to result in the first car of Apple’s technology. According to Reuters, which cites Korea IT News, the companies plan to have all the details agreed by next March.
Also according to the news agency, production may start at a Kia factory in the US state of Georgia, and by 2024, about 100,000 electric vehicles are expected to be completed. Another hypothesis contemplates the possibility for both companies to invest in a new joint factory that would have the capacity to produce 400 thousand units per year.
The beta version of the car is expected to be completed in 2022. Previous reports indicate that the model will stand out from the competition in the battery section, since it should integrate a technology that will give it a higher autonomy. Note that the car should also not contain cobalt, which is an ore that is often mined in subhuman conditions, especially on the African continent.
Hyundai has already confirmed that it is in talks with Apple and suggested that the technology could be in dialogue with other manufacturers in the automotive sector.
It is also important to underline that there is no official confirmation from Apple, so the electric car may still be a project with no launch date. Despite this, the Korean media advance two different dates for the launch of the first unit: 2024 and 2027.
The rumor that the Cupertino giant is working on a car has been around for years. At this point, and after Hyundai’s confirmation, the question is what is the Apple car going to present differently from the competition.