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Jan 10, 2022 02:24 PM
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Apple Among EV Hopefuls Trying to Break Into Auto Industry

American EV-maker Rivian Automotive bought a closed Mitsubishi Motors factory in Illinois, U.S., in 2017. Photo: Rivian
American EV-maker Rivian Automotive bought a closed Mitsubishi Motors factory in Illinois, U.S., in 2017. Photo: Rivian

(Nikkei Asia) — Two years ago this month, a man in a suit showed up at Japanese auto parts maker Sanden’s Texas office. The man had a folder, and said he was from Apple.

The man, who introduced himself as a parts manager, said Apple wanted to make electric vehicles and needed Sanden’s help on high-performance components, according to people familiar with the conversation. Slowly and deliberately, he presented schematics of an EV and air conditioner parts.

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