Apple hires Chrysler executive, furthering speculation of its automotive ambitions

Apple has hired an automotive industry veteran, increasing speculation that the company is working on an electric car.

Earlier this month, former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles executive Doug Betts took an operations role at Apple, according to his LinkedIn profile, which didn't offer additional information on his new job. The Wall Street Journal first reported the story Monday.

Betts spent nearly 20 years in the auto industry and held management roles at three major car makers. As a...

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