Apple project Titan
It is interesting that Apple, of all companies, would seek the advice of amateurs in the so called electric automobile industry (i.e., gasoline cars with electric motors and batteries as replacements for gas tanks and engins), rather than contacting the world's leading expert on electric cars and innovated technology who has been 35 years ahead of current "electric car" business - the company, Amectran. While Amectran has attempted to contact Apple they have ignored his offer to assist. For Apple, this is a rather irrational desplay of foolharty behavior ... as the offer includes saving them billions of dollars and years of time. Even if Apple considered the offer rediculous, it would still behove them to at least send a personal representitive to visit with Amectran's inventor, particularly if there exists only the mere possibility that the offer is genuine - ignoring a personal visit to evaluate the ancellary and concomitant electric automobile technology offered is indeed bad judgement - after all, Amectran has produced the World's First 'Real' Electric Automobile - that, in and of itself, is not something not to ignor, if you're actually considering building an electric automobile.
(editor's note: this comment was submitted under the name Edmond Ramirez. Edmond X Ramirez Sr. was identified as president of Amectran in this 1980 article in Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/1980/1106/110654.html)