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Apple Car dreams might be closer to reality with a new investment in Kia Motors

Apple is rumored to be involved in designing its own car. (Source: YouTube)
Apple is rumored to be involved in designing its own car. (Source: YouTube)
Apple is currently rumored to be involved in the design of its own-brand electric cars to rival other brands such as Tesla. This might now be bolstered with reports that the Cupertino giant has invested ~US$3.6 billion in Kia, a subsidiary of Hyundai known to be involved in the production of those kinds of automobiles.

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Apple is currently thought to have its own Car in the works, which could launch as early as 2022 or 2023. The OEM has been rumored to partner with a marque such as Volkswagen or Mercedes in order to deliver this project. Now, however, the latest word is that it will sink up to 4 trillion South Korean won (~U$3.6 billion) into Kia, which is owned by Hyundai, instead.

This, then, may be a sign that Apple might develop electric (not to mention potentially self-driving) vehicles with this brand instead. This new leak may be given further weight by the fact Kia has production facilities in the US state of Georgia, which might be more convenient for the putative investor's main California location.

Kia's parent Hyundai is reportedly interested in covering every base of the post-combustible future of personal vehicles, electric, hydrogen and airborne versions of these vehicles included. This, then, might be why Apple is interested in the company as an investment opportunity. Then again, it should still not be taken as absolute gospel of any kind that this is how one corporation intends to make its first-gen car with the other.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
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I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02- 4 (Update: 2021-02- 4)