The team of Apple employees working on the company’s long-rumored electric vehicle “been dissolved for some time,” and the team must be reorganized soon if the company is to begin mass production of the “Apple Car” by 2025, industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently tweeted.
The Apple Car project team has been dissolved for some time. The reorganization within the next three to six months is necessary to achieve the goal of mass production by 2025.
— 郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 15, 2022
Apple’s electric vehicle plans are reported to have faced numerous setbacks since the project’s 2014 approval. The project has had several leadership changes, with Apple’s VP of technology Kevin Lynch taking over leadership of the electric vehicle project last year.
In November 2021, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said Apple was accelerating work on the vehicle project, targeting an electric vehicle that boasted full self-driving challenges. Gurman also mentioned a 2025 target date, but that timeframe could be pushed back due to developmental and production challenges.