Apple and Canoo held talks in early 2020, report says
It could appear as if Hyundai wasn’t Apple’s first alternative when it got here to (rumored) partnerships for the manufacturing of its long-rumored automobile. In accordance with a report revealed Tuesday by The Verge, it additionally tried to get its hooks into Canoo.
The report alleges that Apple approached Canoo in early 2020 to drift the thought of buying the modular EV startup, however that Canoo wasn’t enthusiastic about being acquired. It was open to a partnership and a few funding, however Apple wasn’t biting at that, inflicting the talks to collapse.
Apple’s fundamental curiosity in Canoo is alleged to have been within the, which, in contrast to different manufacturers’ skateboards, integrates a lot of the automobile’s electronics along with the powertrain. It additionally reportedly had its eye on Canoo’s distinctive steer-by-wire system, which permits it a number of freedom in physique design.
Since then, each firms have been busy. Apple has been ramping up its Undertaking Titan workforce, and the rumors have been pouring out of Cupertino a couple of potential 2024 debut date for the automobile. Canoo, within the meantime, has debuted its super-interesting and super-configurable.
Canoo goals to have that MPDV in restricted manufacturing subsequent 12 months, with full-scale manufacturing in 2023. It is also reportedly in talks with different big-name tech firms within the startup’s engineering and design chops, to not point out its applied sciences.
Neither Apple nor Canoo responded instantly to Roadshow’s request for remark.