Steve Zadesky quits Apple after two years as electric car project lead

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 28, 2016

Apple's top man for its electric car project is quitting from the tech giant, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources privy with the matter. Steve Zadesky, who has been in charge of the project for the past two years, is leaving Apple for personal reasons, and not because of his performance.

It remains unclear when Zadesky would be leaving Apple. The company has never confirmed initiating a project to create and build an electric car. However, Apple has recruited quite a number of auto experts, many of whom come from known carmakers like Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

In 2014, Apple chief executive Tim Cook visited BMW's headquarters, with a number of senior Apple executives touring the German carmaker's Leipzig facility to learn how it builds the i3 electric car, people privy with the matter told Reuters.

However, discussions between Apple and BMW failed to reach an agreement since the tech giants seem to want to explore developing a passenger car on its own, Reuters cited one of the sources as saying.

Moreover, BMW is reluctant to share its manufacturing expertise because it doesn't want to become a mere supplier to a software or Internet giant. However, exploratory discussion between senior managers might be revived, one of the sources disclosed to Reuters.

Topics: apple, electric car

If you liked the article, share on:


Login or Create new account to add a comment!


Starting early 2017, the new Audi Q7 will be available with the new 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine that makes it not only faster but also lighter and more efficient than...
by - October 25, 2016
Soon, Fiat Chrysler’s Dodge brand will be ending the production of the Dodge Viper. So practically, the 2017 Dodge Viper will be the last Viper up for grabs. Gerry Wood...
by - October 25, 2016
Say hello to the fastest accelerating production car in the world: the new 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. Powered by a 100 kWh battery, this new model basically outruns almost...
by - October 25, 2016
Ever heard of the “Lynk & Co” automotive brand? Well, it is highly likely people haven’t. This is practically because this is new brand created by the joint venture between...
by - October 25, 2016
Mitsubishi is now officially part of the Renault-Nissan alliance after Nissan took over the Japanese car company recently. We know a lot has been happening in the car industry, but...
by - October 24, 2016