Apple is planning its debut in the automotive space. Here's a sneak peek on the upcoming Apple EV's specs. Read about it here.
Recently, Apple Analyst Ming-chi Kuo has confirmed that Hyundai will be Apple’s key manufacturing partner. Apple might use Korean automaker’s latest EV platform named as E-GMP, which gives us an expected idea about the basic specs of their upcoming EV. Apple and Hyundai are yet to confirm the partnership. One can expect Apple to launch its EV around 2025. Last year, Hyundai introduced its E-GMP, i.e., Electric Global Modular Platform. Basically, it is a vehicle platform built specifically for battery electric vehicles (BEVs).
Hyundai has said that both Hyundai and Kia will use this platform in their upcoming electric cars. The upcoming Ioniq 5 will be the first electric car to use this platform. This all-new chassis is capable of offering a high level of performance. The automaker has claimed that the new electric cars based on E-GMP platform will offer a range around 483 km, which is not a bad figure, considering that the Tesla Model 3 offers 423 km to 568 km of range in one full charge. Other figures consist of fast-charging up to 80 per cent in just 18 minutes, and it can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds. It can also attain a top speed of 257 kmph.
These figures are comparable with Tesla Model 3, which is one of the most popular electric cars at the moment. Apple is being very secretive about its upcoming electric car, which has been dubbed as “Titan”. The Titan project was started by Apple back in 2014. Last year, Apple reported that they are working with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) for producing chips for their electric car. Earlier, Apple had plans to collaborate with an automobile company and offer in-car tech. Later, it turned into a project association with designing autonomous systems for vehicles. Apple has also entered in a deal with Lexus, using their SUVs for testing its autonomous systems. They made a $1 billion investment in Didi Chuxing back in 2016, a ride-hailing service company which dominated 80 per cent of the Chinese market at that time.