A new report from mentioned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo probably gives a lot of facts about the Apple Car specs. He reiterates the latest reviews that Hyundai will be the key manufacturing partner for the Apple Car, however goes on to say that the car will use the company’s electric car chassis known as E-GMP.
Hyundai introduced the chassis a couple of months ago, with some amazing specs. The range is proven as over 300 miles on a full charge, and fast-charging gets it up to 80% capability inside 18 minutes. You can pinnacle up the vary by way of up to 60 miles with simply a five-minute fast-charge.
Hyundai’s referred to pinnacle speed and acceleration figures are additionally impressive, however, these want to be seen in context.
Hyundai’s spec sheet says that the most pinnacle pace is one hundred sixty mph, and 0-60 mph time is much less than 3.5 seconds.
However, it ought to be mentioned that these figures are for “the high-performance model” of the chassis. It’s additionally now not recognized what assumptions are made about the all-in weight and aerodynamic overall performance of the completed car. It would possibly be that these numbers are solely doable with an extraordinarily streamlined, light-weight body.
The chassis is designed solely for BEVs – battery electric powered automobiles – and no longer for hybrids.
Exciting as it is to get some tentative specs on the expected Apple Car, Kuo’s observe does warning that it will take some years to develop.
Kuo additionally warns that things ought to be delayed further, relying on the extent to which Apple wants to design its own components versus the usage of off-the-shelf ones.
We predict that Apple will launch the Apple Car in 2025 at the earliest. The new iPhone takes about 18–24 months from preliminary specification definition to mass manufacturing based totally on experience.
Given the longer improvement time, greater validation requirements, greater elaborate supply chain management, and very distinctive sales/after-sales carrier channels for the automobiles, we agree that Apple, which lacks car building experience, is already on a tight time table if it wants to launch the Apple Car in 2025.
Kuo additionally warns that things should be delayed further, relying on the extent to which Apple needs to design its very own components versus the usage of off-the-shelf ones.
We agree that Apple will leverage existing automaker sources and focal point on self-driving hardware and software, semiconductors, battery-related technologies, form component and inner space designs, innovative user experience, and integration with Apple’s current ecosystem.
Leveraging present automaker assets ability the usage of a large variety of certified components from current automaker partners. Each EV has about 40–50 times extra components than every smartphone, so if Apple wishes to build an entire car supply chain on its own, the Apple Car will be launched significantly later than 2025 and hurt the competitive advantage.
One issue may also be how worried Hyundai needs to get. A report last week recommended that the company was once nervous about taking on a mere contract manufacturer role.