Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess 'not afraid' of an Apple electric carFRANKFURT: Germany’s Volkswagen isn’t involved by any Apple plans for a passenger automobile that would embrace the iPhone maker’s battery expertise, its chief govt Herbert Diess stated.

Reuters reported in December that Apple could have progressed sufficient to construct a automobile for mass markets by 2024, helped by price cuts in battery expertise.

“The automobile business isn’t a typical tech-sector that you may take over at a single stroke,” Diess was quoted as saying an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

“Apple won’t handle that in a single day,” he added.

Whereas Apple’s plans will not be public, Diess stated its intentions as such have been “logical” as a result of the corporate had experience in batteries, software program and design, and that it had deep pockets to construct on these competencies.

“Nonetheless, we’re not afraid,” he stated.

Volkswagen plans to develop software program wanted for autonomous vehicles in-house to make sure it may well compete towards tech companies within the discipline of electrical automobile information.