Apple’s electric car plans are something of an open secret. The company has never really said much about it, but all the leaks, patents, and hires all seem to suggest that they could be working up to something. In fact, Apple had recently hired Ulrich Kranz, a former executive at BMW who helped lead the company’s electric car division.
While at BMW, Kranz had helped lead the development of some of BMW’s EV efforts which includes the BMW i3 and the BMW i8. He later went on to become the CEO of Canoo, a startup that focuses on building electric vehicles. While Apple has hired other EV execs in the past, Bloomberg seems to think that the hiring of Kranz is particularly significant and could help Apple build their own electric car to rival the likes of Tesla.
What’s interesting is that earlier this year, there was quite a buzz because it was revealed that Apple and Kia were in talks about the latter possibly helping Apple build their electric cars. However, those talks eventually fell apart and it is now unclear who will be helping Apple build their rumored electric car.
That being said, it might still be a while before we see it. Some analysts have predicted that it will most likely be in 2025 that we see Apple’s efforts come to the market, so we’ll just have to wait until then.