I know that the title may sound like postmodern poetry. It’s not. An electric Apple with wheels called Titan is actually a project that is becoming increasingly popular. Apple Inc. is, apparently, in talks with BMW to help make the first car with an Apple logo.
That’s right. It all sounds very ambitious and positively groundbreaking if it were to happen. And I know what you’re saying: oh, well it’s just a rumor. Where are the facts to back this up?
Well, I agree. It is a rumor. But a rumor backed by the recent trip of none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook to Germany. Specifically, he visited Leipzig. And while I’m sure there’s lots to do in terms of a vacation in the nice city, it is also where BMW’s factory is.
Furthermore: the Leipzig factory is where the birth of the BMW i3 took place.
You may remember the BMW i3 as one of the most ambitious electric cars to date. With a body made entirely of carbon fiber, the i3 is a beauty of engineering, a combination of eco-friendly and BMW, which could’ve only produced something so distinctly nice.
The BMW i3 is an electric car, but it looks like it can, at any given moment, rip your face off with speed, and its frowning samurai look. And it’s no wonder Tim Cook went to BMW instead of… oh, let’s say Toyota. The i3 is by far the most economic car in the U.S. at this time, its energy efficiency is just astounding.
Now, the proposal from Apple’s CEO, as reported by Manager, a German magazine, would be to use the superb body of the i3, or at least some of it, and make into an iCar – or whatever Apple will choose to call its battery powered vehicle.
Also, the talks for this apparently began last fall, but were cut off so that each company could take care of its own business, but with the condition of the two parties meeting regularly to keep the project alive. Well, it sounds more than alive now, as rumors are jumping around everywhere on the internet.
Still, we’re really excited to be hearing more of this in the future, and as BMW is increasingly pushing towards bringing electric powering to all its currently available models, we are sure that this is not the last we’ll hear of the strange marriage between the Apple and the Bavarian Motors called “Project Titan.”