This photo, taken in March 2019, shows Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
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Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW who focused on electric cars, Apple confirmed to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau on Thursday.
The hire is the latest sign that Apple is serious about building an electric car to compete with automakers such as Tesla.
Hyundai said earlier this year it was in talks with Apple to manufacture its car before walking its comments back and confirming it was no longer in discussions.
Apple has never confirmed it is building