An Apple mule was spotted testing, and now the internet is running rampant with speculation as to what exactly Apple has in the works.
Steve Zadesky, vice president of iPhone product design, is leading the secretive project. Apple has many projects like this one, but they don't all make it to a production status.
The project is called Titan, and it looks like a minivan. Apple has already developed some technology that may lend itself to an electric vehicle. Battery technology used in iPads, iPhones and Macs can all be used for EVs. IIt also has a mapping and navigation system in use since 2012 (though worse than Google's) and a CarPlay system that integrates iTunes, mapping, messaging and other applications.
Apparently an Apple car was discussed even before the iPhone was put on the market in 2007. Former CEO Steve Jobs was a supporter of the idea in 2012.
Apple has been trying to poach Tesla employees offering them $250,000 signing bonuses and 60 salary increases. That's a deal I would have a hard time passing up. They've actually recruited only a few people though.
We will have to wait and see, but it seems that the EV market is getting more and more competitive, which can only spell good things for consumers in the future.