Foxconn announced the arrival of its first three electric vehicles to be launched by Lordstown Motors and Fisker. A sedan, an SUV and a city bus make up the trio with which Foxconn plans to gain a place in the electric car sector.
The electronics giant that assembles Apple iPhones, Foxconn , removed the covers and unveiled its three electric vehicle prototypes in Taipei, Taiwan – a sedan car, an SUV and a city bus . The presentation reinforces Foxconn’s desire to develop a presence in the growing electric vehicle market, and it plans to get there with the help of Lordstown Motors and Fisker.
High performance models
All three models on display during Hon Hai Tech Day were described as “high performance” by Foxconn president Young Liu , who told The New York Times that the company best known for assembling electronics deserves a seat at the table. of electric vehicles. Hon Hai is the name of Foxconn’s overall group, with the automotive arm called “Foxtron,” which is a collaborative venture between Foxconn and Yulon Motor Group, an established Taiwanese automaker that basically builds Nissan under license.
Model E: Foxconn’s sedan
In terms of car details, the sedan is called the Model E. If you’re thinking it has sleek lines , it’s because it was developed with the help of Pininfarina from Italy . The launch highlights some interesting details like the fact that while it packs a sizable (but not mind-blowing) 750 horsepower , it can supposedly do 0-62 mph in just 2.8 seconds . In fact, the company said this is pretty much the same as a Formula One car, and in a way it is. F1 cars do it at 2.6, but that’s a bold claim given the 250 horsepower deficit for a real F1 car or something like the Tesla Model S Plaid .
Because this is the kind of thing every car has to come with now, the Model E can apparently turn your backseat into a “dedicated mobile office.” Apparently, you’ll be able to use your phone to integrate it into the car’s systems, which will include things like unlocking and unlocking the doors based on facial recognition .
Model C: Foxconn’s SUV
The SUV is called the Model C and is fully developed in-house on Hon Hai’s open electric vehicle platform. The release describes it with a minimalist design and is 182.6 inches long. It’s apparently a seven-seater and it also promises plenty of storage space.
The 0-62 mph time is apparently 3.8 seconds , which is more than decent for an SUV. And while Foxconn’s launch didn’t spell out power, it promises a range of 700 km (435 miles). Foxconn recognizes that it will be able to price the Model C comparably to equivalent combustion vehicles.
Model T: Foxconn’s city bus
Finally, there is the Model T bus, which Foxconn says has been developed and tested to traffic management standards. The Model T has already performed 200,000 kilometers (124,300 miles) of acceleration endurance testing and more than 1,000 hours of stiff endurance testing. The Model T’s battery apparently can give a range of 400 kilometers (248 miles) and has a top speed of 120 kph (74.5 mph) .