Apple aims to produce own electric cars by 2020

The tech giant has been accused of poaching employees from competitors to work in an expanding battery division

Baku. 20 February.REPORT.AZ/ Apple wants to start producing its own cars. Report informs citing Bloomberg, an unnamed sources privy to the company’s plans, said the tech giant is pressuring its teams to work towards the production of an electric vehicle within the next five years.

Bloomberg also cites a recent lawsuit filed against Apple that alleges it has also begun poaching workers from battery-manufacturing firms like Massachusetts-based A123 Systems as well as companies like Samsung, Panasonic and Toshiba.

Meanwhile, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, whose company is attempting to release its own affordable electric car by 2017 and serves as Apple’s main competitor in the automotive sphere, told Bloomberg this month that Apple is offering his workers $250,000 signing bonuses and a 60 percent salary increase to jump ship.

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