Kuo: Apple Car Team Must Be Reorganized Soon to Meet 2025 Production Goal

Apple's team of employees working on the company's long-rumored electric vehicle has "been dissolved for some time," and must be reorganized soon in order for mass production of the vehicle to begin by 2025, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today.

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Apple's electric vehicle plans have reportedly faced numerous setbacks since the project was approved in 2014, including several leadership changes. In November 2021, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported that Apple was accelerating work on the project and aiming for an electric vehicle with full self-driving capabilities. Gurman said Apple was targeting a 2025 launch, but the timeframe could be pushed back due to development challenges.


Apple's VP of technology Kevin Lynch took over leadership of the electric vehicle project last year, according to Gurman. Known for his work on the Apple Watch, Lynch has been at Apple since 2013, and prior to that he was an executive at Adobe.

Apple Car rumors have been all over the map, but if the team is successfully reorganized, the vehicle could launch in around three years at the earliest.

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Top Rated Comments

mozumder Avatar
29 months ago
Level-5 self driving cars are NEVER going to happen.

Please stop the insanity.

There are lots of other ways to make money, don't need to do it with cars.

Maybe start a restaurant or something? You already named yourself after food..
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nattK Avatar
29 months ago
Getting whiplash from the all these back-and-forth. Below, a rare image of the how Apple executives make decisions on whether to go ahead or cancel the Apple Car project.



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Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BotchQue Avatar
29 months ago
This crowd will get it...



:p
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ghanwani Avatar
29 months ago
My bet: Definitely not happening by 2025.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dermeister Avatar
29 months ago

Apple's team of employees working on the company's long-rumored electric vehicle has "been dissolved for some time," and must be reorganized soon in order for mass production of the vehicle to begin by 2025
The notion that there isn't even a team in place anymore (was dissolved) but that it needs to be re-assembled for them to have a car ready to mass produce in 2025 is...
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AgeOfSpiracles Avatar
29 months ago

I really hope Apple forgets this, and lets people who make cars, make cars...

And no, don't compare it to when Apple entered the phone market.
This notion that car makers are some sort of artisan craftsmen who guard ancient secrets is hilarious. You don't have to be Adrian Newey to make a Jetta. For all their faults, Tesla proves that if you hire good engineers and nail the marketing, you can conjure a brand new automaker from nothing and succeed.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)