Apple reportedly wants Apple Car batteries made in the U.S.

In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple killed its Apple Car plans because of “hubris” and moving too fast.

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. Apple plans to make batteries for an “Apple Car” in the U.S, according to a new report from DigiTimes. Taiwan-based Foxconn or Advanced Lithium Electrochemistry (Aleees) both plan to set up factories in the U.S.

About the report

This gives them a better chance of working with Apple on batteries for a self-driving car, says DigiTimes. Per the report: Apple reportedly was looking to wok with China’s two largest battery suppliers,CATL and BYD, but Apple’s insistence on using US-made batteries for Apple Car is making such partnerships seem unlikely, said the sources. 

When can we expect an Apple Car?

The status of an Apple auto is unclear. On June 2, Bloomberg reported that Apple has lost “several” top managers from its “Apple Car” project. Here’s what the report says: Apple Inc. has lost multiple top managers of its self-driving car team in recent months, a sign of attrition at the division involved in what could become an important future product.

If an Apple Car ever arrives, it probably won’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest. In fact, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect it until at least 2025.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.