EVWORLDwire
PHOTO CAPTION: Independent design concept of an supposed Apple electric car.

It's Official: Apple Sees Itself Building Cars... and Planes and...

Apple has its lawyers expand the definition of what it can engage in as a business, which now includes automobiles and more.

Published: 06-Mar-2015

Speculation has run rampant since the Financial Times, followed by the Wall Street Journal, reported that Apple has assembled a team of as many as 200 people who are purportedly working on a secret electric car project, which may hit the streets as soon as 2020.

Of course, no one at Apple has confirmed these reports, only acknowledging that it has hired a some people with automotive and large format battery pedigrees. Until now, that is.

According to Cult of the Mac, Apple's Zurich-based law firm, Baker & McKenzie, has now expanded the definition of what technologies the Cupertino technology behemoth can pursue. In addition to computers, iPods, tablets, smart phones, etc., we can now add automobiles to the list. Here's Cult's take:

Apple is now covered as a maker of vehicles including “Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; electronic hardware components for motor vehicles, rail cars and locomotives, ships and aircraft; Anti-theft devices; Theft alarms for vehicles; Bicycles; Golf carts; Wheelchairs; Air pumps; Motorcycles; Aftermarket parts (after-market parts) and accessories for the aforesaid goods.”

It seems the only thing they've left out is the kitchen sink.

As Cult concludes...

"...this could be (and, playing the odds, most likely is) a purely defensive move to stop anyone else coming along and making an Apple car of their own."

Views :2731

<< PREVIOUSNEXT >>
RELATED NEWS ITEMS

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars being charged from micro-grid in Fraunhofer Institute parking garage. Photo:Pennwell

Germany's Fraunhofer Institute has developed technologies and algorithms that enable it to charge its fleet of electric cars using wind energy.

Vauxhall Ampera is twin to Chevrolet Volt.

Not if you look at the prices being asked for the supposed 'glut' of used electric cars in England, reports The Green Car Website's Faye Sunderland.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during tour of Nissan UK electric car assembly plant.

Nick Clegg sees electric cars as an economic 'no brainer;' saying they have 'have low maintenance costs, tax you don’t have to pay, and duties you don’t have to pay.'

READER COMMENTS

blog comments powered by Disqus