Angered by the numerous indiscretions relayed in the press, Apple has decided to suspend the ongoing negotiations with Kia and Hyundai for the production of its future electric car.
After long months of silence, the apple electric car project is turning into a real soap opera. After getting closer to Kia to potentially take over the e-GMP platform, the Cupertino company has finally decided to suspend its discussions with the two Korean manufacturers.
Leaks that displeased Apple
According to Bloomberg, it is the many leaks in the press that would have led Apple to suspend discussions. Used to setting up his projects in the greatest secrecy, the designer of the iPhone would hardly have appreciated that some representatives of the two brands disclose the details of the negotiations in progress.
At this stage, we do not know if Apple intends to resume discussions or not, or when. In any case, the subject is hot and even internally divides the two Korean manufacturers. Citing a source familiar with the matter, Bloomberg evokes a dispute over which of the two brands could manufacture Apple’s car. It must be said that the deal is significant. Last week, there was talk of a more than $ 3 billion deal for industrialize the Apple car in a Kia plant in the United States.