Apple and Hyundai to Sign Apple Car Deal by March With Production Beginning in 2024

Apple and Hyundai will reach a partnership agreement for the upcoming Apple Car by March, according to a new report shared by Reuters, citing Korea IT News.

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Before being revised, the Korea IT News report said that the companies may either manufacture the electric vehicles at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, or invest in a new facility in the United States that could produce up to 400,000 vehicles annually. The report also mentioned that a "beta version" of the Apple Car could be released in 2022.

Reuters last month reported that Apple Car production may begin around 2024, and that time frame was again echoed in today's report. A 2024 start of production may be a bit ambitious, as a report from Bloomberg last week said that the Apple Car is "nowhere near production stage" and could be ready in around five to seven years.

Rumors that Apple is in negotiations with Hyundai first surfaced last week‌, suggesting that Apple is planning to work with the automaker to produce electric vehicles and develop batteries due to the high costs of the technology and the necessary production facilities.

Hyundai initially confirmed its electric vehicle discussions with Apple in a statement to CNBC, but the statement was revised hours later with no mention of Apple.

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Top Rated Comments

DelayedGratificationGene Avatar
46 months ago

Hyundai - really ?
Does it really matter? Hyundai will be like Foxconn. Apple will design from soup to nuts and Hyundai just has to manufacture
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldeTechGuy Avatar
46 months ago
Hyundai - really ?
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nothingtoseehere Avatar
46 months ago
I will be waiting for the Apple Car SE.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
einmusiker Avatar
46 months ago
I own a Hyundai ioniq electric car. The technology is quite stunning. The driving experience is phenomenal. Incredibly efficient vehicle
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TVGenius Avatar
46 months ago
Here comes the Motorola ROKR of electric cars.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaadktda Avatar
46 months ago
This thread and the other one discussing Apple and Hyundai working together is proof that a lot of folks buy Apple products just for the shiny cool factor even though when this topic comes up everyone says that nobody does that. The only thing making this move controversial for some is that Hyundai is not seen as a cool brand.

If it's built according to the Apple specs and build quality requirements, what's the problem? Car manufacturers work together all the time. Depending where you live in the world, a fancy Mercedes can come with a Renault engine and the overwhelming majority of people don't know that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)