Hyundai instead said Friday morning “it received requests for potential cooperation from a number of companies,” according to Bloomberg. EV stocks in the U.S. responded to the news in pre-market trading, with names like Tesla, Nio, Xpeng and Workhorse rising across the board.

Previously, on Thursday evening, it was reported that an internal discussion at Hyundai about a partnership with Apple had already been complete and was awaiting the Chairman’s approval. Hyundai and Apple were reported to be working on Apple Car production, self-driving and battery development together. 



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