Foxconn’s EV model reveals Mannequin V pickup truck, Mannequin B crossover


Foxconn has revealed two extra autos for Foxtron, a fledgling electric-vehicle model launched a yr in the past by the Taiwanese contract manufacturing big throughout its annual Hon Hai Tech Day.

The 2 autos embody the Mannequin V pickup truck and Mannequin B crossover. The corporate revealed the prototype autos on Tuesday at this yr’s Hon Hai Tech Day, the place it additionally confirmed the manufacturing model of the Mannequin C crossover which was beforehand proven as a prototype. The Mannequin C is confirmed to start out gross sales in Taiwan in 2023 beneath one of many manufacturers of native automaker Yulon, presumably Luxgen.

The Mannequin V is a mid-size pickup truck destined to be inbuilt Taiwan. Foxconn was mild on particulars however mentioned the pickup, which incorporates a dual-cab design, will include a number of sensors to assist navigative sophisticated worksites or slim streets. Foxconn additionally confirmed a payload of as much as 2,200 lb and towing capability of as much as 6,614 lb.

The Mannequin B is a compact crossover with a C-pillar design that appears prefer it was borrowed from the Volkswagen ID.3 compact hatch offered abroad. It options various aerodynamic particulars within the design that assist it obtain a comparatively low drag coefficient of 0.26 cd. Foxconn mentioned the Mannequin B has a variety of greater than 250 miles on a cost.

Foxtron Model B

Foxtron Mannequin B

Underpinning the autos is Foxconn’s personal modular EV platform, the MIH, which was first introduced in 2020 and is on the market to different corporations in search of a fast answer for creating their very own EVs. Foxconn on the Hon Hai Tech Day mentioned it has developed an working system, HHEV.OS, which it plans to combine with the MIH platform.

The MIH platform additionally underpins a Mannequin E sedan, which was proven final yr along with the Mannequin C and  a Mannequin T bus. Timing and market availability for the extra autos have not been introduced.

Foxtron Model C

Foxtron Mannequin C

Along with the EVs from Foxconn’s personal Foxtron model, Foxconn plans to construct EVs beneath contract. A number of of those can be constructed on the former GM plant in Ohio, which was acquired by Foxconn final yr from EV startup Lordstown. Foxconn will use the plant to construct the Endurance pickup for Lordstown, in addition to a car code-named Undertaking PEAR for Fisker, and a tractor for electrical farm tools firm Monarch.

Foxconn earlier in October additionally introduced it would construct prototypes for the One compact sedan from EV startup Indi on the Ohio plant. Ought to Indi discover success with the One’s improvement, Foxconn mentioned it’s also open to ultimately constructing buyer examples beneath contract.


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