Among the many promising developmentsApple has a special place, and, therefore, increased interest, is occupied by the project to create an electric car Apple Car. Famed for his self-fulfilling predictions, Apple product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo provided some insights into the tech giant's future car.
First of all, the analyst confirmed the message aboutthat the production of the car from Apple will be carried out in partnership with the largest Korean car manufacturer Hyundai. At the same time, the production of Apple Car will be deployed in the United States, based on the factories of the second largest Korean automaker Kia. The Hyundai Mobis division will take part in the development of individual vehicle components, and the electric vehicle itself will be based on the E-GMP platform presented by Hyundai in 2020.
Hyundai platform will be able to guarantee for AppleCar impressive specifications. So the acceleration speed to 100 km / h will be only 3.5 seconds, and the autonomous travel radius will be more than 500 km at a maximum speed of 260 km / h. The battery pack of the E-GMP platform supports fast charging technology, whereby 80% of the energy can be refilled in just 18 minutes.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the development of Apple Car will takea lot of time. The analyst notes that even to create the next iPhone "it takes about 18-24 months from the initial specification to mass production." Given that Apple has no experience in the automotive industry, the complexity of the car compared to the smartphone (there are 40-50 times more components in the car than in the smartphone) and the complexity in the supply chain, the Apple Car should not enter the market until 2025 ...