Rumors are swirling today after a report from the German publication Manager Magazin That spells out Apple’s plan to use the i3 as the basis for its own electric vehicle.

Reportedly Apple executives recently visited the Leipzig plant and met with BMW executives. According to sources Apple is particular interested in leveraging the Carbon Fiber frame and life module that form the heart of the i3 and allow it to be unusually light.

Apparently meetings have been taking place since the fall of 2014.

Is this a dream come true or is BMW giving too much away to a potential competitor? Time will tell but it’s a fascinating development in the BMW/ Apple relationship that began with lowly iPod integration over ten years ago.

Courtesy of 9to5Mac