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Quora Question: How Will Google and Apple’s Entry Into the Car Market Change the Industry?

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here.

Answer from Mike Barnard:

The challenge that the old manufacturers are having is that they have to cannibalize the profits of their existing lines by making comple More

Quora Questions are part of a partnership between Newsweek and Quora, through which we’ll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora contributors throughout the week. Read more about the partnership here.

Answer from Mike Barnard:

The challenge that the old manufacturers are having is that they have to cannibalize the profits of their existing lines by making comple More

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Quora Question: How Will Google and Apple’s Entry Into the Car Market Change the Industry?

The future of cars is battery electric vehicles. That’s just a reality. There are a bunch of reasons for that, but here are a few:

Electricity from generation to wheel is a lot cheaper than any of the proposed intermediaries such as hydrogen fuel cell and air carbon capture and electrolysed hydrogen fake-gas or diesel.

The grid is decarbonizing, but you can’t buy carbon n More

The future of cars is battery electric vehicles. That’s just a reality. There are a bunch of reasons for that, but here are a few:

Electricity from generation to wheel is a lot cheaper than any of the proposed intermediaries such as hydrogen fuel cell and air carbon capture and electrolysed hydrogen fake-gas or diesel.

The grid is decarbonizing, but you can’t buy carbon n More

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Op-Ed: Putting Apple’s electric car project into perspective | Electrek

At this point the fact that Apple is working on an electric vehicle is all but confirmed. Recent reports show that Apple is searching for a private road-testing site, hired hundreds of workerswith automotive industry experience and the company allegedly discussed licensing some technology from BMW. Officials within Apple have yet to confirm the ambitious new product, but CEO Tim Cook acknowledged More

At this point the fact that Apple is working on an electric vehicle is all but confirmed. Recent reports show that Apple is searching for a private road-testing site, hired hundreds of workerswith automotive industry experience and the company allegedly discussed licensing some technology from BMW. Officials within Apple have yet to confirm the ambitious new product, but CEO Tim Cook acknowledged More

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Apple Car To Be Cheaper Than Tesla Model S: Analysts

While electric vehicle sales have seen better days (and months and years) in the U.S., the opposite is the case across the Atlantic. U.K. plug-in sales improved 139% in the first nine months of 2015 according to government agency Go Ultra Low, marking an unprecedented leap for the EV segment. What British consumers have that Americans don’t comes down to practicality in available vehicles, and t More

While electric vehicle sales have seen better days (and months and years) in the U.S., the opposite is the case across the Atlantic. U.K. plug-in sales improved 139% in the first nine months of 2015 according to government agency Go Ultra Low, marking an unprecedented leap for the EV segment. What British consumers have that Americans don’t comes down to practicality in available vehicles, and t More

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Apple’s race for electric car talent leaves one motorcycle startup in the doldrums | VentureBeat | Business | by Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (by Julia Love) — Apple Inc’s aggressive recruitment of auto experts as it explores building a car has left a promising, if financially troubled, electric motorcycle startup in the dust.

Mission Motors, whose sleek electric bikes drew comparisons to Tesla’s cars, ceased operations in May after losing some of its top engineering talent to Apple, according to sources close More

SAN FRANCISCO (by Julia Love) — Apple Inc’s aggressive recruitment of auto experts as it explores building a car has left a promising, if financially troubled, electric motorcycle startup in the dust.

Mission Motors, whose sleek electric bikes drew comparisons to Tesla’s cars, ceased operations in May after losing some of its top engineering talent to Apple, according to sources close More

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Apple Plans to Roll Out Electric Car by 2019 – Quoted

October 12, 2015 News
In February of this year, The Wall Street Journal began teasing exciting new developments at Apple. The WSJ’s sources (who remain unnamed) stated that Apple was laying the groundwork for the design and production of their very own electric car. And a few weeks ago, the WSJ offered more details: they now say the tech giant will introduce their first electric car in More

October 12, 2015 News
In February of this year, The Wall Street Journal began teasing exciting new developments at Apple. The WSJ’s sources (who remain unnamed) stated that Apple was laying the groundwork for the design and production of their very own electric car. And a few weeks ago, the WSJ offered more details: they now say the tech giant will introduce their first electric car in More

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Apple Car to arrive with electric- and self-driving variants – GeekSnack

Apple is working on the Apple Car, as most of you have probably heard. With Google, Volkswagen, Toyota, Tesla and many others working on their own revolutionary automobiles, Apple found that it would be a feasible endeavor to get in on the bandwagon towards self-driving, autonomous electric cars. The company already has a few thousand employees working on the Apple Car, new engineers from Tesla an More

Apple is working on the Apple Car, as most of you have probably heard. With Google, Volkswagen, Toyota, Tesla and many others working on their own revolutionary automobiles, Apple found that it would be a feasible endeavor to get in on the bandwagon towards self-driving, autonomous electric cars. The company already has a few thousand employees working on the Apple Car, new engineers from Tesla an More

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Elon Musk actually really wants Apple to build an electric car – Quartz

Elon Musk takes it back.
After blasting Apple in a Sept. 26 interview with German media—Musk called Apple’s secretive new car project a “Tesla graveyard” and questioned its ability to produce an electric vehicle—the Tesla CEO quickly changed tune, after his remarks caught the attention of the US press two weeks late
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Elon Musk takes it back.
After blasting Apple in a Sept. 26 interview with German media—Musk called Apple’s secretive new car project a “Tesla graveyard” and questioned its ability to produce an electric vehicle—the Tesla CEO quickly changed tune, after his remarks caught the attention of the US press two weeks late
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How Apple could revolutionize wireless charging for iPhone

The company’s latest invention could bring Apple Watch-like charging features to a future iPhone. Reuters/Damir Sagolj
Apple’s future iPhones may come with the ability to wirelessly recharge the battery. But instead of using separate hardware to support the tech, the company proposes using one part to play double duty as a speaker or other components.

An Apple Inc. patent appl More

The company’s latest invention could bring Apple Watch-like charging features to a future iPhone. Reuters/Damir Sagolj
Apple’s future iPhones may come with the ability to wirelessly recharge the battery. But instead of using separate hardware to support the tech, the company proposes using one part to play double duty as a speaker or other components.

An Apple Inc. patent appl More

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iPhone 7 Rumors: Apple Inc. Patent Points To Wireless Charging Through Speaker Coil, Taptic Engine

Apple’s future iPhones may come with the ability to wirelessly recharge the battery. But instead of using separate hardware to support the tech, the company proposes using one part to play double duty as a speaker or other components.
An Apple Inc. patent applicationpublished by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Thursday, titled “Inductive Power Transfer Using Acoustic or Haptic Devic More

Apple’s future iPhones may come with the ability to wirelessly recharge the battery. But instead of using separate hardware to support the tech, the company proposes using one part to play double duty as a speaker or other components.
An Apple Inc. patent applicationpublished by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Thursday, titled “Inductive Power Transfer Using Acoustic or Haptic Devic More

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Elon Musk says Apple hires only Tesla’s worst engineers – SFGate

COLCHESTER, VT… As part of building a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network across the state, Green Mountain Power is offering nearly $50,000 in four separate grants to build four solar-paired electric vehicle charging stations. Applications will be accepted until October 23rd.

“We are so excited to be placing more charging stations where lots of Vermonters will use them, and More

COLCHESTER, VT… As part of building a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network across the state, Green Mountain Power is offering nearly $50,000 in four separate grants to build four solar-paired electric vehicle charging stations. Applications will be accepted until October 23rd.

“We are so excited to be placing more charging stations where lots of Vermonters will use them, and More

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Will Apple try to build a better electric car battery?

Rumors that Apple will bring its own car to market by 2019 have industry observers speculating about what sort of car it will be. Will Apple build it or make a deal with an existing car company to manufacture it? Will it be fully autonomous like the proposed Google car or have advanced self driving technology like the Tesla Autopilot system?

Everyone expects any Apple car to be electric, bu More

Rumors that Apple will bring its own car to market by 2019 have industry observers speculating about what sort of car it will be. Will Apple build it or make a deal with an existing car company to manufacture it? Will it be fully autonomous like the proposed Google car or have advanced self driving technology like the Tesla Autopilot system?

Everyone expects any Apple car to be electric, bu More

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Apple Reveals their Latest Inductive Charging Invention – Patently Apple

When it comes to Apple delivering an advance wireless charging system, their most comprehensive system without a doubt was revealed two years in our report titled “Apple Reveals Master Details of Wireless Charging System.” While it’s the most advanced, it’s certainly isn’t the only invention Apple has worked on in respect to inductive charging. Apple has one for a fut More

When it comes to Apple delivering an advance wireless charging system, their most comprehensive system without a doubt was revealed two years in our report titled “Apple Reveals Master Details of Wireless Charging System.” While it’s the most advanced, it’s certainly isn’t the only invention Apple has worked on in respect to inductive charging. Apple has one for a fut More

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Apple’s planned second ‘spaceship’ campus may house its electric car business | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Mark Sullivan

Apple has made an agreement to lease a large piece of real estate in Sunnyvale, California on which it plans to occupy a second “spaceship” office building. And if recent reports about the scale of Apple’s electric car business are correct, the new space might be needed, and soon.

Apple plans to use the space to build a curvy 777,000-square-foot office building that can hold 3,000 emp More

Apple has made an agreement to lease a large piece of real estate in Sunnyvale, California on which it plans to occupy a second “spaceship” office building. And if recent reports about the scale of Apple’s electric car business are correct, the new space might be needed, and soon.

Apple plans to use the space to build a curvy 777,000-square-foot office building that can hold 3,000 emp More

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Everything we know so far about the Apple Car September 30

There’s plenty of evidence that Apple is working on something car-related, even if Apple hasn’t said anything publicly about it yet.
Since Apple is being typically tight-lipped about the project ( it declined to comment on “rumors and speculation”), it’s hard to know exactly what the company is working on. The rumors range from an electric car to a operating sys More

There’s plenty of evidence that Apple is working on something car-related, even if Apple hasn’t said anything publicly about it yet.
Since Apple is being typically tight-lipped about the project ( it declined to comment on “rumors and speculation”), it’s hard to know exactly what the company is working on. The rumors range from an electric car to a operating sys More

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[opinion{ Why should BMW work with Apple on electric car?

There have been rumors of Apple considering getting help from BMW to create its electric Apple iCar. There were even reports of Apple visiting BMW headquarters and possibly working on a deal that would have Apple borrow technology from the BMW i3. These are nothing more than just rumors, of course, but it is an interesting idea and one that could actually benefit BMW.

BMW is trying despera More

There have been rumors of Apple considering getting help from BMW to create its electric Apple iCar. There were even reports of Apple visiting BMW headquarters and possibly working on a deal that would have Apple borrow technology from the BMW i3. These are nothing more than just rumors, of course, but it is an interesting idea and one that could actually benefit BMW.

BMW is trying despera More

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7 Reasons Why BMW And Apple Will Build The Apple Car Together – ForbesLife

The BMW i3 isn’t selling. It’s as simple as that.
Despite a heap of awards, global sales are under 30,000 vehicles sold since 2013. It is currently being outsold by the Nissan Leaf 3:1 and even larger cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are beating it on sales. The i3 is also doing very small numbers in its German home territory, partly because electric car vehicles receive no fin More

The BMW i3 isn’t selling. It’s as simple as that.
Despite a heap of awards, global sales are under 30,000 vehicles sold since 2013. It is currently being outsold by the Nissan Leaf 3:1 and even larger cars such as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are beating it on sales. The i3 is also doing very small numbers in its German home territory, partly because electric car vehicles receive no fin More

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Apple Car Battery: Behind The Technology That Will Power Tim Cook’s Revolutionary Electric Vehicle

LONDON — The spiral of white lines as the battery on an iPhone dies is one of the most frustrating images in modern life. No more Crossy Road, no more Snapchat, no more social life. Now imagine if the same image appeared on the dashboard of your car, leaving you stranded miles from the nearest power source.

This is the challenge facing Apple as it embarks on what is the most difficult More

LONDON — The spiral of white lines as the battery on an iPhone dies is one of the most frustrating images in modern life. No more Crossy Road, no more Snapchat, no more social life. Now imagine if the same image appeared on the dashboard of your car, leaving you stranded miles from the nearest power source.

This is the challenge facing Apple as it embarks on what is the most difficult More

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Implications of Apple Aiming for Electric Car Release by 2019

There has been quite a lot of chatter in recent months about the possibility of Apple jumping into the promising electric car market. Among other significant events, the Silicon Valley tech giant has reportedly poached engineers from Tesla and engaged hundreds of its workers on its secretive electric car initiative: Project Titan.

The latest news development is that this week The Wall Stree More

There has been quite a lot of chatter in recent months about the possibility of Apple jumping into the promising electric car market. Among other significant events, the Silicon Valley tech giant has reportedly poached engineers from Tesla and engaged hundreds of its workers on its secretive electric car initiative: Project Titan.

The latest news development is that this week The Wall Stree More

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Apple Electric Car Planned For 2019, Team To Triple To ~1,800 | CleanTechnica

We’ve been writing about the possibility of an Apple electric car for what seems ages. Though, things have really heated up this year and it seems like everyone high up in the auto industry is expecting Apple to join the car business.

In recent months, Apple has poached Tesla’s top autonomous driving engineer, poached other Tesla engineers with $250,000 signing bonuses, hired a former F More

We’ve been writing about the possibility of an Apple electric car for what seems ages. Though, things have really heated up this year and it seems like everyone high up in the auto industry is expecting Apple to join the car business.

In recent months, Apple has poached Tesla’s top autonomous driving engineer, poached other Tesla engineers with $250,000 signing bonuses, hired a former F More

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Apple, Google, Tesla and the race to electric self-driving cars | GreenBiz

It’s official. After months of secretive pilot projects, Apple on Monday became the latest tech company to declare its ambitions in the notoriously low-tech transportation sector.

Following recent revelations that the consumer electronics giantconferred this summer with California self-driving car regulators,the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is targeting 2019 for the release More

It’s official. After months of secretive pilot projects, Apple on Monday became the latest tech company to declare its ambitions in the notoriously low-tech transportation sector.

Following recent revelations that the consumer electronics giantconferred this summer with California self-driving car regulators,the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is targeting 2019 for the release More

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Apple Car: Electric car from Apple ready in 2019 | DailyTelegraph

APPLE has designated building an electric car as a “committed project” and has set a target shipping date for 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

The project has been codenamed Titan and its leaders have been given permission to triple the 600-person team, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter.

For Apple, a “ship date” doesn’t necessarily mean t More

APPLE has designated building an electric car as a “committed project” and has set a target shipping date for 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

The project has been codenamed Titan and its leaders have been given permission to triple the 600-person team, the WSJ said, citing people familiar with the matter.

For Apple, a “ship date” doesn’t necessarily mean t More

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Can Apple pull off an electric car by 2019? (The biggest challenges may not be technical.) | ExtremeTech

This is the juiciest of stories: Apple will have a vehicle on the market by 2019. It’s great for analysts and writers, because half the time nobody knows what Apple really is up to; there’s little penalty to reputation for predicting incorrectly. Everybody else is usually wrong, too. It’s great for Apple fanboys because it gives them something to talk about and predict, or dispute. It’s gr More

This is the juiciest of stories: Apple will have a vehicle on the market by 2019. It’s great for analysts and writers, because half the time nobody knows what Apple really is up to; there’s little penalty to reputation for predicting incorrectly. Everybody else is usually wrong, too. It’s great for Apple fanboys because it gives them something to talk about and predict, or dispute. It’s gr More

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Tesla still has to beat Apple, Google, and the entire auto industry to win the electric car market – Quartz

Being first isn’t always best. Before Facebook went wide, there was MySpace. HD DVDs beat Blu-Ray discs to the market by a few months, but ended up being abandoned by the company that created them. Tesla has the first electric cars that are both desirable and well-built—the recent Model S variant broke Consumer Reports’ rating system—and CEO Elon Musk plans to bring electric cars to the ma More

Being first isn’t always best. Before Facebook went wide, there was MySpace. HD DVDs beat Blu-Ray discs to the market by a few months, but ended up being abandoned by the company that created them. Tesla has the first electric cars that are both desirable and well-built—the recent Model S variant broke Consumer Reports’ rating system—and CEO Elon Musk plans to bring electric cars to the ma More

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The Apple Car: Electric, Driverless, or Both? – The Atlantic

Apple is doubling down on developing an electric car, and has assigned a 2019 ship-date to its secret automotive project, code-named Titan, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.

The latest news builds on earlier reports that indicate Apple is increasingly committed to entering the car market at a time when many believe the industry faces unprecedented disruption. Earl More

Apple is doubling down on developing an electric car, and has assigned a 2019 ship-date to its secret automotive project, code-named Titan, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.

The latest news builds on earlier reports that indicate Apple is increasingly committed to entering the car market at a time when many believe the industry faces unprecedented disruption. Earl More

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The Apple Car: Electric, Driverless, or Both? – The Atlantic

Apple is doubling down on developing an electric car, and has assigned a 2019 ship-date to its secret automotive project, code-named Titan, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.

The latest news builds on earlier reports that indicate Apple is increasingly committed to entering the car market at a time when many believe the industry faces unprecedented disruption. Earl More

Apple is doubling down on developing an electric car, and has assigned a 2019 ship-date to its secret automotive project, code-named Titan, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.

The latest news builds on earlier reports that indicate Apple is increasingly committed to entering the car market at a time when many believe the industry faces unprecedented disruption. Earl More

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Mobile Web Report: Apple wants electric car by 2019more

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is decorated for an Apple media event Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Staff)

SUNNYVALE — Apple has set a 2019 target date to unveil an electric car, according to a report Monday.

The Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources in reporting that Apple is committed to building an electric car and plans to More

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is decorated for an Apple media event Wednesday morning, Sept. 9, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. (Karl Mondon/Staff)

SUNNYVALE — Apple has set a 2019 target date to unveil an electric car, according to a report Monday.

The Wall Street Journal cited unidentified sources in reporting that Apple is committed to building an electric car and plans to More

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Apple’s electric car arriving in 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple fans may find themselves test driving far more than a new iPhone soon.

By 2019, drivers might see the first electric cars on the road brandishing the Cupertino, Calif., company’s famous logo.

Apple is speeding up its plans to manufacture and ship an electric car in four years, According to The Wall Street Journal. The report says Apple is moving forward More

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple fans may find themselves test driving far more than a new iPhone soon.

By 2019, drivers might see the first electric cars on the road brandishing the Cupertino, Calif., company’s famous logo.

Apple is speeding up its plans to manufacture and ship an electric car in four years, According to The Wall Street Journal. The report says Apple is moving forward More

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Apple Speeds Up Electric-Car Work – WSJ

Apple’s initial venture into automobiles, its CarPlay software for integrating smartphones, has morphed into a full-fledged effort to build electric cars and finalize a product by 2019. Photo: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

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Daisuke Wakabayashi
Sept. 21, 2015 1:38 p.m. ET
Apple Inc. is accelerating efforts to build an electric car, designating it internally as a “commi More

Apple’s initial venture into automobiles, its CarPlay software for integrating smartphones, has morphed into a full-fledged effort to build electric cars and finalize a product by 2019. Photo: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

By
Daisuke Wakabayashi
Sept. 21, 2015 1:38 p.m. ET
Apple Inc. is accelerating efforts to build an electric car, designating it internally as a “commi More

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Tesla Motors Inc To Watch Out; Apple Inc. Increasing Stakes In Autonomous Driving

The silent tussle between Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is about to enter into the most interesting phase. According to the latest report from The Guardian, Apple senior executive was found in a meeting with department of motor vehicle (DMV) in California. The publication reveals that Apple’s senior legal counsel Mike Maletic was in an hour-long meeting with senior m More

The silent tussle between Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is about to enter into the most interesting phase. According to the latest report from The Guardian, Apple senior executive was found in a meeting with department of motor vehicle (DMV) in California. The publication reveals that Apple’s senior legal counsel Mike Maletic was in an hour-long meeting with senior m More

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