“Apple and BMW have engaged in negotiations over Apple’s interest in using BMW’s i3 electric cars as a basis for its own electric car project, according to a new report from German publication,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.
“According to the new report from Manager Magazin’s July issue, Apple CEO Tim Cook along with other Apple executives recently met with BMW in Leipzig, Germany to visit the carmaker’s i3 production line,” Kahn reports. “Apple is allegedly interested in the carbon fiber body of the i3, according to the report.”
“The i3 is a generally well-received electric car that gets about 80 miles on a charge and has an optional petrol-based range extender which can add a few gallons worth of range to the vehicle for longer trips,” Kahn reports. “The report adds that Apple has been in negotiations with BMW since autumn 2014 but hasn’t yet come to an agreement.”
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MacDailyNews Take: For the carbon fiber body technology only, hopefully, because the i3 on the whole is severely lacking. We’ve heard from people who use these things. In cold weather, they are virtually useless; drivers can’t get 15 miles to work, the batteries do not hold a charge well in the cold. BMW’s i3 is a glorified golf cart.
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