Taiwan’s Foxconn Unveils EV Concepts: Model C, Model E and Model T

Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology group, known as Foxconn, is best known for manufacturing Apple products such as the iPhone, but now has finally unveiled its next move into the world of electric vehicles.

At the company’s Hon Hai Technology Day, it detailed three unique electric vehicles (EVs), with a naming scheme that sounds out of Tesla’s playbook.

On Monday, global flagship models including the electric Model C recreational vehicle, Model E sedan and Model T electric bus, were unveiled, as noted in a press release.

The vehicles were announced by Hon Hai Chairman Young Liu, alongside providing one vehicle for partners at Yulon Motor Group, which will use its proprietary brands Luxgen and CMC to release the first run of Model C units.

The Hon Hai Model C SUV offers seating for up to 7 people, measured at 4.64 meters long with a 2.86-meter wheelbase, a 3.8-second 0 to 100 kilometer per hour acceleration time, and a range of 700 kilometers (435 miles).

Hon Hai’s Model E, which was also developed in part with Italian design firm Pininfarina, offers a 750-kilometer (466-mile) range, with a 0 to 100 kilometer per hour acceleration of just 2.8 seconds.

In addition, Hon Hai’s Model T is considered an intelligent urban transportation bus, offering a maximum speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour, with other details about the vehicle still under wraps. The company says the bus concept has been tested in 200,000 kilometers of acceleration endurance tests and over 1,000 hours of rigid strength tests.

More details on Hon Hai’s electric vehicle future is set to come, says the company. “Hon Hai will soon be able to share the progression of its 3+3 vision and provide more details around new initiatives such as the launch of a software smart gateway, smart cockpit and smart driving, transforming itself into a software-driven enterprise for the future,” it concluded.