The Electric Apple Car Could be Out on Streets in 2020!
If you read about a similar news we reported on last week, you would be already wanting to know more about the supposed Apple Car and the company’s plans for the future.
Now we don’t have the official confirmation with us – Apple won’t be willing to give us specifics until they are a little further down the development path – but we do have is another report, thanks to Bloomberg.
According to what they understand, Apple is not only making the electric car, it also wants to go head on with other major players who are involved in similar endeavours. I say that because the latest intel we have suggests that Apple is actually targeting a 2020 launch date for the electric car that they are still to reveal.
This comes at the tail of news that around 200 people are already working on the project. However, that figure and that deadline don’t really sit easy. Apple is a company that has never been a part of the automobile industry and this is going to be their first attempt at a car. Seeing how we are already into 2015, it leaves them with only five years to budget, plan, execute and finally launch the Apple Car.
What makes it interesting is the fact that major automobile companies would also take four to five years in launching a new model; and that too with all the industry knowledge and experience at their beck and call.
How exactly does Tim Cook plan to get this done in time, and compete with those who are already at collision course with each other over the electric cars dominion, remains a question only time will answer.
Talking of competition, Tesla and Chevrolet’s advanced electric cars are expected to hit the markets in 2017 while Google’s driverless car could come in a year later. In 2020 Nissan is also going to unleash its driverless car.
On the upside, the car market is already in a transitional phase where some old players are backing out while other news ones are jumping in – so yes, it might just be all about timing when it comes to the future of cars, or the Apple Car for that matter.
What do you make of all this?
Being the Managing Editor of TechFrag, Sarmad splits his time between keeping up with latest news, technology, gaming and other awesome things like unearthing the merits of staying up at night and Californication!