Apple Reportedly Aiming to Manufacture Apple Car Batteries in the United States

Apple aims to manufacture the batteries that will be used in its autonomous vehicle in the United States, rather than sourcing them from suppliers in other countries, according to a new report from DigiTimes.

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From the report:

Apple, which reportedly is mulling manufacture batteries for Apple Car in the US, may work with Taiwanese makers rather than Chinese ones, according to industry sources.

Taiwan-based Foxconn or Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees), both of which plan to set up factories in the US, stand a chance of working with Apple on car batteries, the sources said.

Apple reportedly was looking to work with China's two largest battery suppliers, CATL and BYD, but Apple's insistence on using US-made batteries for Apple Car is making such partnerships seem unlikely, said the sources. None of these companies have confirmed the reports.

The report says that Foxconn, one of Apple's largest suppliers, and Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry, plan to set up plants in the United States, where the Apple Car battery production may take place. While the majority of Apple's products are assembled in China, many components are sourced from suppliers all around the world.

In the iPhone, for example, Apple uses glass made in Kentucky by Corning Glass, while other parts, such as the parts of the camera, are made by suppliers in Japan. With the Apple Car, which is still some years away, Apple is likely to take a similar approach to diversify its production supply chain.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
36 months ago
Goodbye China! Bringing jobs in America. Hope it all goes well. Remember the times when Apple began manufacturing Mac Pro ;)

https://www.macrumors.com/2019/11/20/2019-mac-pro-production-begins/
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Justin Cymbal Avatar
36 months ago
I'm very excited for the Apple Car to be released in a few years

Happy to see Apple bringing more manufacturing to the US
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
One2Grift Avatar
36 months ago
It’s stories like this that make me appreciate “The M2 will be coming next…”. At least those are tangible rumors. The Apple Car is still nothing more than Apple R&D tinkering + Rumor.
Many companies have R&D that play around in various technologies. That it then comes to retail product fruition isn’t by any means very likely. Apple could easily decide to not pursue this product Avenue.
Where they will produce the batteries for their mythical car sounds at best a media outlet/person looking for clicks. At worst it makes ‘Apple TV to be a 70” LED’ seem accurate.
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dannyyankou Avatar
36 months ago
Make the entire car in the US
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matrix07 Avatar
36 months ago

So the manufacturing companies will still be Chinese?
Taiwanese you meant? Foxconn is Taiwanese. A democratic Chinese country.
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Mr. Dee Avatar
36 months ago
While Jeff, Richard and Elon take their eyes of the ball trying to beat each other up over reaching space, Apple will be focusing on building an awesome autonomous vehicle. When it becomes a major hit, they will all come back to either scrambling to catchup.
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