“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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North Carolina regulators approve Apple’s 4.8-megawatt fuel cell facility at Maiden data center – May 23, 2012
New aerial images of Apple’s planned NC fuel cell, solar farms published – April 7, 2012
Apple’s massive fuel cell energy project to be largest in the U.S. – April 4, 2012
Apple patent application reveals next-gen fuel cell powered Macs and iOS devices – December 22, 2011
Apple patent app details highly-advanced hydrogen fuel cells to power portable devices – October 20, 2011