The electric car revolution has been cancelled: Apple abandoned its EV project

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Over the past decade, the electric vehicle industry has been steadily on the rise, attracting interest from major players in the tech world. One such company was Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), renowned for its groundbreaking work in electronics and software. The buzz around Apple’s venture into electric cars, also known as “Titan,” caught the attention of investors, sparking hopes of a potential industry resurgence. However, it seems those hopes have dimmed.

When rumors emerged about Apple’s electric car ambitions, the market was abuzz with anticipation. Investors, accustomed to Apple’s track record of successful product launches, eagerly speculated about the tech giant’s foray into a new domain. Historically, Apple’s share price has been sensitive to news about new products, and reports of progress on Project Titan inevitably influenced value.

Nevertheless, despite positive expectations, Project Titan faced numerous risks and uncertainties, ultimately leading to its demise. The decision to pull the plug on the electric car project was made by CEO Jeff Williams and VP Kevin Lynch, and was announced to the two thousand employees involved.

While not publicly disclosed, insider sources within the company revealed the closure of the project. Employees were informed that some would be moved to the artificial intelligence division, headed by John Giannandrea, where they would focus on neural network development, which has become a higher priority for Apple.

Apple stock price hinges on various factors, including technological breakthroughs, efficient production, and successful market positioning. Therefore, news of Project Titan’s closure may lead to a short-term stock decline. However, a complete collapse seems unlikely, given that the stock’s price has already fought off the historical support level at $180. The probability of the resistance level at $190 being tested and even reaching $200 is greater than the likelihood of the support level being breached.

Apple’s reputation for high-quality products and stylish designs could have facilitated its entry into the electric vehicle market. Yet, recent financial performance has been controversial, suggesting the need for a more competitive product to resonate with consumers.

While electric vehicle sales could boost profits, entering the market involves substantial R&D and capital investments. Rising development costs may have deterred Apple from entering the industry. Furthermore, competition, especially from Chinese brands, poses a significant challenge to sales volume and speed. While some speculated that Apple’s entry could revolutionize the automotive industry, akin to the iPhone’s impact on mobile phones, the electric vehicle market appears oversaturated. Consequently, the introduction of a new product, even if superior in quality, faces a considerable risk of failure.

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