Taiwanese technology company Foxconn has officially launched their new electric vehicle brand with Yulon Motor, Foxtron. That said, Foxconn is still planning on assembling for other automotive companies as well as sell under their own brand.
Foxconn is all but unrivaled as a technology manufacturer. They are responsible for producing most of the world’s most beloved consumer tech products, including Apple’s iPhones, iPads, and iPods.
In fact, Foxconn manufactures around 200 million iPhones each year.
Now Foxconn is expanding operations as an electric vehicle manufacturer. They already have agreements in place with both Fisker Inc. and Lordstown Motors, and are preparing to put together vehicles like the Lordstown Endurance.
Considering their existing relationship with Apple, it wouldn’t be outlandish to think they could be the eventual manufacturer of the fabled Apple Car.
Let’s take a look at the three vehicles they unveiled today.
Foxconn announced three new electric vehicle concepts today at Hon Hai Tech Day in Taiwan.
The first vehicle they unveiled was their Model C crossover SUV. This is the first EV ever to be built on Foxconn’s new open platform.
Marketed as “the intrinsically optimized electric SUV with pure electric nature,” the Model C supposedly reaches an extended range of 435 miles and hits 62 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.
It also boasts a low drag coefficient of 0.27.
The Model C will be priced under $35,700.
This one will likely have to have a name change to circumvent any legal issues with Ford, but the Model E is the company’s electric luxury sedan.
Developed together with Pininfarina out of Italy, the Model E’s rear seat area can transform into a “dedicated mobile office.”
The car can deliver about 750 horsepower, reach 62 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, and has an extended range of 466 miles.
The final vehicle Foxconn showed off at today’s event was a commercial electric bus—their Model T.
This one has a battery that supposedly enables a range of over 248 miles and can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. In terms of speed, it tops out at 75 miles per hour.
Foxconn will begin delivering these to a local transportation provider starting next year.