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.

Apple car wheel icon feature triad
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.

Related Roundup: Apple Car

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
20 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/
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Justin Cymbal Avatar
20 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
20 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
20 months ago
Make the entire car in the US
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matrix07 Avatar
20 months ago

So the manufacturing companies will still be Chinese?
Taiwanese you meant? Foxconn is Taiwanese. A democratic Chinese country.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
20 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

iPhone trade in

Apple Adjusts Trade-In Values for iPhones, Macs, and More

Wednesday January 25, 2023 9:40 am PST by
After announcing new Mac and HomePod models last week, Apple adjusted its trade-in values for select devices in the United States. iPhone trade-in values decreased by up to $80, and most Android smartphones also went down. Mac trade-in values remained unchanged or increased by up to $40 depending on the model, while some Apple Watch models increased in value and others decreased. Trade-in...
iphone 15 pro wifi 6e

Internal Apple Document From Leaker 'Unknownz21' Confirms Wi-Fi 6E Will Be Limited to iPhone 15 Pro Models

Friday January 27, 2023 10:01 am PST by
Multiple rumors have suggested that the next-generation iPhone 15 models will adopt the Wi-Fi 6E standard that Apple has already introduced in the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro, and now a leaked document appears to confirm Apple's plans. Sourced from researcher and Apple leaker Unknownz21 (@URedditor), the document features diagrams of the iPhone 15's antenna architecture. D8x refers to the...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Expected to Feature Wi-Fi 6E Like Latest Macs and iPad Pro

Wednesday January 25, 2023 5:39 pm PST by
The iPhone 15 will support Wi-Fi 6E, according to a research note shared this week by Barclays analysts Blayne Curtis and Tom O'Malley. The analysts did not specify whether the feature will be available on all models or limited to the Pro models. Apple has added Wi-Fi 6E support to a handful of devices so far, including the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook...
maxresdefault

Hands-On With the New M2 Max MacBook Pro

Thursday January 26, 2023 12:14 pm PST by
New 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with the latest M2 Pro and M2 Max chips are available in Apple retail stores and are already in the hands of customers, and we picked up one of the new M2 Max machines to answer all of the questions MacRumors readers considering a purchase might have. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Yesterday, we asked MacRumors fans on...
Mac Pro 2019 Apple

Mac Pro Enthusiasts Raise Concerns Over Upgrade Limitations of Apple Silicon

Thursday January 26, 2023 6:30 am PST by
The new Mac Pro coming later this year is expected to feature the same spacious modular design as the 2019 model, but with fresh concerns over its lack of upgradeability surfacing, some users are beginning to wonder what the transition away from Intel architecture actually means for Apple's most powerful Mac. The current Intel Mac Pro that Apple sells is popular with creative professionals...
iOS 16

iOS 16.3 for iPhone Launching Next Week With These 4 New Features

Friday January 20, 2023 11:43 am PST by
In a recent press release, Apple confirmed that iOS 16.3 will be released to the public next week. The software update will be available for the iPhone 8 and newer and includes a handful of new features, changes, and bug fixes. Below, we've recapped bigger features in iOS 16.3, including support for physical security keys as a two-factor authentication option for Apple ID accounts, worldwide ...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These 8 Features

Friday January 27, 2023 2:11 pm PST by
Apple's next-generation iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to be announced in September as usual. Already, rumors suggest the devices will have at least eight exclusive features not available on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. An overview of the eight features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17...