Apple and BMW have actually engaged in negotiations over Apple’s interest in making use of BMW’s i3 electrical automobiles as a basis for its own electrical car project, according to a brand-new report from German publication.
News of Apple’s deal with building an electrical car was initially reported earlythis year with numerous workers apparently working on the project after an approval from Tim Cook a year earlier. We later exposed some of Apple’s key employee and new hires from the automobile industry currently dealing with the job.
According to the new report from Manager Magazin’s July problem, Apple CEO Tim Cook in addition to other Apple executives just recently consulted with BMW in Leipzig, Germany to check out the carmaker’s i3 assembly line. Apple is presumably thinking about the body of the i3, according to the report.
The i3 is a well-received electric car that gets about 80 miles on a charge and has a petrol-based variety extender which can add a couple of gallons worth of variety to the car. However it is by no indicates a video game changer like Tesla’s Model S which goes from 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds, has a range of up to 300 miles and seats up to 7 people.
Apple would need to do some significant work making the i3 into a gamechanging interruption it has been known for.
The report adds that Apple has actually remained in arrangements with BMW because autumn 2014 but hasn’t yet come to a contract.