Elon Musk Expects Apple Car to be in Production by 2020

Elon Musk Expects Apple Car to be in Production by 2020

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he expects Apple to have a car in production by 2020 in an interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at Code Conference.

Notably, Musk doesn't see Google as a direct competitor that would launch a vehicle. Rather, he expects the company to license its technology.

Addressing Apple, Musk said, “I would say that it’s great that they’re doing this and I hope it works out.”

However, he doesn't see the Apple car reaching production until 2020.

“I think they should have embarked on this project sooner, actually... I don’t think they’ll be in volume production until 2020.”

Musk suggests the timeline may reflect a missed opportunity.

“It’s just a missed opportunity. It’s a couple years... they’ll make a good car and be successful.”

Apple's work on an electric car is somewhat of an open secret. Just last week, a report revealed that company was researching how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area.

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Average Guy - June 2, 2016 at 6:51pm
Can't wait for my Model 3 hopefully by 2020..
joker - June 2, 2016 at 8:17pm
In the meantime, I hope Apple CarPlay will be in every car available from here on so I can have more choices to pick from and easily enjoy it, but if not, no matter how long it takes, I will take the Apple Car. I'd be kind of surprised to see people test it right for once (unless there's a drop test from a rooftop knowing how many people are infamous for destroying Apple products).