A lot of rumours are currently floating around the inter webs about Apple getting into making cars.
To me, it seemed really strange at first, but when I thought twice about it it seems like a well thought through idea. We know Tim Cook prefers protecting environment over making money:
"Mr. Cook made it very clear to me that if I, or any other investor, was more concerned with return on investment than reducing carbon dioxide emissions, my investment is no longer welcome at Apple," said Justin Danhof, Esq., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project."
We also know that Tim Cook likes to "leave the world better than we found it". Apples efforts when it comes to making iPhone packaging smaller and using solar energy for their data centres only goes a short way.
Almost no traditional car manufacturers has tried really hard to really make an effort to care about the environment. Usually new technology are used to improve performance instead, like on the McLaren P1. Except one car manufacturer, Tesla, who Apple is claimed to be recruiting employees from. So, if Apple likes to change the world, it seems producing a good all electric car is a very good idea.