Watch: Apple targets self-driving car by 2024
Apple will reportedly manufacture and sell its own electric car within four years, the result of a years-long and secretive effort to enter the market.
The tech giant is planning to produce a vehicle with “breakthrough battery technology” in 2024, Reuters reported.
Apple has spent years developing automotive technology, appearing to vary at times between planning to make its own vehicle and building driverless car software.
However, the company has made breakthroughs in battery technology that promise to dramatically decrease the cost of the batteries and improve a vehicle’s range, according to the report. Better batteries continue to be seen as the main obstacle to electric cars becoming mainstream, accounting for most of the higher cost of grid-powered vehicles.
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has warned of “massive change” in the car industry and confirmed