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Don't Hold Your Breath Waiting for Rumored Apple Car | Edmunds.com

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edited February 2015 in General
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Apple may be developing an electric car. But even if it's a real vehicle, it's unlikely to be in dealerships anytime soon.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,403
    Not sure that the ubiquity of iphones translates to anything you decide to make.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    Be curious to know what percentage of a typicial car is "made" by an automaker and what percentage is made by suppliers.

    I'm pretty sure the Tesla Factory has room for, oh, two or three production lines. :)
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,403
    stever said:

    Be curious to know what percentage of a typicial car is "made" by an automaker and what percentage is made by suppliers.

    I'd bet it's been a long time since an automaker has actually made - be it in a transmission division, bodyworks division, etc. - let's say 75% of the finished product. The phrase "assembled in" comes to mind :)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    So far the Tesla business model doesn't look that attractive---they've been burning money for about 10 years, have not made a profit and have made a total of perhaps 30,000--32,000 cars since inception. Not sure why Apple would want to jump on that.
  • steverstever Guest Posts: 52,457
    Keeping up with Google?
  • zoomzoomnzoomzoomn Member Posts: 143
    They may want to watch calling it an iCar. Might step on BMW's trademark of the "i" brand with the i3 and i8.
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