Foxconn unveils crossover and pickup truck prototype EVs; MODEL C EV to be delivered in Taiwan subsequent 12 months


Hon Hai Know-how Group (Foxconn), the world’s largest expertise producer and repair supplier, introduced two self-developed prototype electrical autos at its third annual Hon Hai Tech Day (HHTD): the MODEL B crossover hatchback and the MODEL V all-terrain, electrical pickup.

On the similar time, Hon Hai showcased the manufacturing car MODEL C, to be delivered in Taiwan subsequent 12 months, whereas showcasing key elements of the EV provide chain, comparable to electrical energy steering (EPS) system, solid-state battery, silicon carbide energy module and semiconductors. As well as, this 12 months’s HHTD promoted the enterprise mannequin of contract design and manufacturing service (CDMS) within the subject of electrical autos by the following decade.

The fast growth of Hon Hai within the subject of electrical autos is a continuation of the Group’s progress and innovation. Up to now, we assisted world model prospects to rework the buyer electronics business chain, step-by-step, offering customers with extraordinary and reasonably priced expertise merchandise. Sooner or later, Hon Hai will definitely redefine the EV business and supply drivers with secure and cozy consumer expertise in transportation.

—Hon Hai Chairman and CEO Younger Liu and Founder Terry Gou

Hon Hai’s imaginative and prescient has all the time been to supply full options to bellwether prospects and supply for complete clever life. We used to make PCs and cell phones. From now and into the longer term, we’ll create EVs.

For greater than 40 years, the best worth we now have delivered to top-tier, world model prospects is that Hon Hai is your most trusted and dependable associate. Within the EV business, we’re resolute about CDMS: This implies contract design and manufacturing service. This dedication is not going to change. Within the subsequent 10 years, Hon Hai within the EV business will redefine CDMS within the automotive subject and proceed to advertise vertically built-in expertise providers. Our aim is to supply the vary of high-tech providers and capabilities required by automakers to propel them to turn into extra aggressive.

—Hon Hai Chairman and CEO Younger Liu



The brand-new idea prototype MODEL B crossover relies on the MODEL C platform, however with adjustments to the platform dimension and a brand new physique design. Its S-duct design, the streamlined roof, and the air curtain on the D-pillar drastically reduces air turbulence. This permits the MODEL B to realize a wonderful drag coefficient of 0.26. As a customized city automotive, the compact 4.3-meter MODEL B has a cruising vary of 450 kilometers and makes use of a 2.8-meter wheelbase to create a cushty, roomy cockpit.



MODEL C, as the primary EV constructed on the MIH open platform, has gone instantly from final 12 months’s idea prototype to this 12 months’s manufacturing car, absolutely demonstrating Hon Hai’s automotive manufacturing capabilities. With a drag coefficient of 0.28, a 0-to-100 km/h acceleration of three.8 seconds and a distance vary of almost 700 kilometers, this mannequin is electrical, economical and multi-functional, assembly automotive homeowners’ expectations. The production-version of the MODEL C is anticipated to hit the roads in Taiwan within the second half of 2023.



With the milestone debut of the primary made-in-Taiwan electrical pickup MODEL V, Hon Hai completes its vary of passenger vehicles and enormous business autos. The MODEL V is the results of the vertical integration of Hon Hai and MIH alliance companions. It’s the first electrical pickup designed and developed in Taiwan. It has a payload capability of as much as 1 ton and a towing capability of three tons.

The electrical pickup adopts a double-cab, 5-seat configuration. Sensors surrounding the physique are mixed with digital rearview mirrors and a show display to combine the instrument panel.

HHEV.OS structure. To decrease the entry threshold for the electrical car business, Hon Hai simplified the complexity of software program growth and drastically shortened the event time by HHEV.OS. This EV software program platform has glorious scalability, conforms to car laws and security, and ensures instantaneous and dependable transmission.

By way of the HHEV.OS software program platform, EV designers can concentrate on probably the most helpful growth work and obtain the aim of fast product launch. On the similar time, Hon Hai will even apply to MIH to make HHEV.OS the usual for the MIH software program open platform.

On the first annual HHTD in 2020, Hon Hai introduced the MIH open platform, selling standardization, modularization and platforms method for applied sciences. By way of sharing and division of labor, Hon Hai is altering the normal automotive business system and establishing an open, technical customary and provide chain.

On the second HHTD in 2021, Hon Hai launched three electrical autos, MODEL C, MODEL E, and MODEL T. With a various product line in EVs, Hon Hai is demonstrating nimble R&D and manufacturing of electrical autos. On the third HHTD 2022, Hon Hai not solely expands the breadth of its EV choices, but in addition redefines CDMS to advertise vertical integration providers.


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