Apple car is finalized! Invest 4 trillion won in Kia: mass-produce 100,000 vehicles in 2024

Apple's car, which has been raging for a while, finally has its eyebrows.

According to foreign media reports, Apple has successfully joined hands with Hyundai Motor Group. The former will invest 4 trillion won (approximately RMB 23.2 billion) in Kia, a subsidiary of Hyundai, for the development and production of its cars.

The rumors that Hyundai Motors of South Korea will cooperate with Apple to build cars have been circulated for some time, and there was a heated discussion in the industry. Both companies kept secrets about the incident and were reluctant to mention too much.

And now, the two companies seem to have finally reached a final agreement. Apple invested 4 trillion won in Kia, a subsidiary of Hyundai Motors, to develop and produce Apple cars.

Specifically, Kia will use its Georgia plant to produce cars for Apple, and plans to complete the annual mass production scale of 100,000 vehicles by 2024, and gradually increase to 400,000 vehicles thereafter.

Neither Apple nor Kia made an official response to the news. However, according to media reports, the two companies have officially entered the signing process.

In addition, the news also pointed out that the contract between Apple and Kia was supposed to be completed in early February, but it was delayed for various reasons. The signing time of this agreement was changed to February 17th. Of course, there are still changes at that time, but Zheng Yixuan, chairman and chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, will personally attend the signing ceremony.

According to previous reports, Apple's car chassis may be based on Hyundai's new E-GMP electric vehicle platform. The E-GMP platform announced in December that it can support up to dual motors, a five-link rear suspension, an integrated drive axle, a full-charged mileage of more than 500 kilometers, and support high-speed charging, which can be charged to 80% in 18 minutes.

In addition, the wheelbase of the platform can be adjusted according to the positioning of the model, so that it can meet the needs of different types of research and development such as sedan/SUV/CUV/high-performance vehicles. The acceleration time of 0-100km/h can be less than 3.5 seconds and the maximum speed It can reach 260km/h.