The latest grist surrounding the oft-rumored Apple car is a report that the tech giant has hired a former Porsche vice president of chassis development, presumedly to work on a planned electric car.
Apple has poached Manfred Harrer from the German automaker, reports Business Insider Deutschland (via 9to5Mac). Neither of the companies or Harrer have commented on the report. At the time of publication, Harrer’s LinkedIn profile listed him as vice president of the Cayenne product line, a role he switched to from the chassis-development position last July.
The report is one of several about the rumored Apple electric car that has surfaced in recent weeks, with others claiming a battery breakthrough and possible tie-ins with Hyundai and startup Canoo. Most point to a 2024 launch date for the car, which is also expected to feature some degree of self-driving capability.
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