This week Foxconn will present two new Foxtron electric vehicles based on the MIH platform. A compact hatback company Model B will have a Model V classic setup with a two-seat cab. Regarding the advantages of its open platform, Foxconn claims that it can halve the time for developing electric cars and reduce costs by one third.
Foxconn even compares the MIH platform with "Android for Electric Vehicles", which inadvertently associates Tesla with Apple's ecosystem closure criteria. At the annual technical forum, the chairman of the Foxconn board, Liu Yong Wei, reports Reuters, announced the company's readiness. The company itself, he says, will not sell electric cars under its own brand. In fact, Foxtron products are the children of its joint venture with Yulon Motor, while Foxconn is interested in having its customers sell as many electric cars as possible.
As early as last year, the company was branded as Model E, Model C crossover and Model T bus, with a compact hatchback Model B and a Model V pickup truck. The production of these machines and the electricbus will begin in Taiwan, Thailand and the United States with a gradual build-up of output. Foxconn is also negotiating with partners to assemble electric vehicles in India and Indonesia. According to the company's management, active participation in the electric transport business for Taiwan is a rare opportunity that occurs every 100 years. The Luxgen N7 electric crossover presented earlier this year has collected 15,000 preliminary orders in just two days, as the Foxconn representatives explained. They believe that the company's presence in 24 countries around the world gives it a huge advantage in meeting the needs of the electric mobile industry.