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Apple Car: 160 mph top speed? 300 miles on a fully charged battery?

Let the Apple Car rumors roll on. In a note to clients — as noted by 9to5Mac — analyst Ming-Chi Kuo offers what he thinks is the specs such a vehicle will offer.

He agrees with the rumor that Hyundai (or its Kia) brand will be Apple’s manufacturing partner for a car. With that in mind, he thanks an electronic vehicle made by such a partnership could, in a high end model, have a top speed of 160 miles per hour and have a 300-mile range when fully charged. It would take about 18 minutes to charge the Apple car to 80% capacity, Kuo opines. But don’t expect it anytime soon.

“Given the longer development time, higher validation requirements, more complicated supply chain management, and very different sales/after-sales service channels for the automobiles, we believe that Apple, which lacks car building experience, is already on a tight schedule if it wants to launch the Apple Car in 2025,” Kuo writes. “…We believe that Apple will leverage existing automaker resources and focus on self-driving hardware and software, semiconductors, battery-related technologies, form factor and internal space designs, innovative user experience, and integration with Apple’s existing ecosystem.”

the authorDennis Sellers
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.
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