According to media reports, the US tech giant Apple wants to produce its first own electric car as early as 2024 and thus launch an attack on Tesla.
Cupertino - no matter if
The products of the US technology company
Apple Inc. have
sold millions of times worldwide for years and have long since become more than just mobile phones or computers - they are status symbols.
This fact is arguably one of the reasons for the enormous success that
Apple has achieved
over the past few years and decades.
So it would be only logical for the group based in
, to take the next step with regard to the product range.
In the past decade, rumors circulated that
Apple should work
on developing its own
After iPod and
In 2014, several US media reported that the tech giant would have several hundred employees work on the development of an
under the project name "Titan"
Wall Street Journal
wrote, for example,
shifts up a gear to
The great role model?
Will Apple still manage to compete with Tesla in the market for electric cars?
© Picture Alliance / John G. Mabanglo
Is Apple launching the attack on Tesla?
Auto project fell into disuse
not only had an impressive run on the stock market, but was also able to put more and more cars on the road,
automotive division made
First, Titan project manager Steve Zadesky left the company after more than 15 years and then the management of Apple's car project changed several times, as
In the meantime, reports made the rounds that
abandoned building its own car and would work much more on the development of a
for autonomous driving.
of an “unbelievable failure of leadership” that should have happened within the group in relation to Project Titan.
Apple: Surprising news - tech giant wants to produce cars as early as 2024
But perhaps it was precisely the ongoing success of
caused a renewed rethink in
Because the Reuters news agency surprised with an exclusive message on Monday.
is still working on the production of an autonomous car and the real hammer: the tech company wants to produce such a vehicle as early as 2024.
Exclusive: Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology, aiming to produce a passenger vehicle by 2024 https://t.co/6KtP72voWc pic.twitter.com/ACdqcccLcv
- Reuters (@Reuters) December 21, 2020
After years of calm around Project Titan, everything could go very quickly now.
As two people familiar with the process admitted to Reuters,
set new standards,
especially in terms of
A space-saving battery in a "monocell" design is to be used for this.
“It's the next level.
Like the first time you saw the iPhone, ”enthuses one of the insiders.
Will the Apple Car arrive in 2024?
There's at least one catch
There is still one catch with the report.
As Reuters explained, it is still not ruled out that
itself to the
part of automobile production and then build these technological achievements into models from a third-party manufacturer.
become a big player in another area and
represent serious competition in the
which is largely
In any case, it will take at least another three years before the first “
rolls off the assembly
However, renewed delays due to the effects of the
cannot be ruled out.
fans and technology enthusiasts, these news are still cause for joy.