It has long been rumored that Apple is working on an electric car even though there’s no conclusive evidence to support the theory. Tesla CEO Elon Musk did say recently that it’s an open secret that Apple is making an electric car. The company has hired some talent recently which points towards this possibility, and a new report claims that Apple is working with companies that provide charging stations for cars to develop the charging infrastructure for its electric car.
Reuters reports that Apple is talking to charging station companies about the technology they use and that the discussions are not focused on providing charging stations for Apple employees who may have electric cars from the likes of Tesla.
The report mentions that these companies are not too open to sharing information with Apple as they believe that the Cupertino company could be a potential competitor at some point down the road. One unknown engineering and construction company is believed to have offered its services to Apple.
It’s imperative for any company making electric cars to have a robust charging infrastructure in place to ensure that owners don’t suffer from range anxiety and that they’re able to travel coast to coast without having to worry about running out of charge mid-way.
Apple has reportedly hired four people who specialize in car charging technology, some of them have already worked at Google and BMW. It’s this kind of hiring that continues to fuel rumors about an Apple electric car.