“As speculation grows that Apple may enter the electric vehicle market, Tesla Motors, which has done as much as any company to popularize the business, says it would gladly welcome the world’s best known technology company into the mix,” Chris Ciaccia reports for The Street. “‘As it relates to Apple potentially doing an electric vehicle, we’ve always said that our objective is to accelerate the transition to electric and renewable and sustainable energy,’ said Tesla’s communications chief, Ricardo Reyes, in an interview at Tesla’s Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters.”

“Apple’s entrance into the electric car market would stand as a stark contrast to the world’s major automakers, which have largely pushed off plans to aggressively produce and market a vehicle powered without the assistance of fossil fuels,” Ciaccia reports. “‘We need people that can do it with us to do this, and if OEM’s [traditional auto manufacturers] aren’t going to do it fast enough, then whoever steps up to the plate, it’s a good thing for us,’ Reyes said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wonder if they – or any other vehicle maker – would welcome an Apple Car powered by hydrogen fuel cells?

When Apple looks at what categories to enter, we ask these kinds of questions: What are the primary technologies behind this? What do we bring? Can we make a significant contribution to society with this? If we can’t, and if we can’t own the key technologies, we don’t do it. That philosophy comes directly from [Steve Jobs] and it still very much permeates the place. I hope that it always will.Apple CEO Tim Cook, March 18, 2015

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