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Foxconn unveils the modular belvedere it’ll use to make EVs

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iPhone architect Foxconn unveils the modular belvedere it’ll use to make EVs

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Taiwanese accouterments giant Foxconn — also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Company, and Apple’s iPhone accomplishment accomplice — is gearing up to enter the EV space in a big way.

The company’s chairman, Liu Young-way, appear today that it wants to accommodate apparatus and casework for 10% of the world’s EVs by amid 2025 and 2027.

To that end, it said it’s in talks with several automakers; the aggregation also appear a modular EV belvedere today with a array of anatomy sizes, as well as abutment for altered array capacities, abeyance types and ground clearance. This should enable Foxconn to accomplice with manufacturers for sedans, SUVs, and even bartering vehicles.

You can follow a stream of the company’s Hon Hai Technology Day event below, in which it appear more details:

Journalist Tim Culpan also noted that Foxconn is slated to absolution a solid-state EV array by 2024.

The news about the iPhone architect accepting into the EV business isn’t absolutely surprising, as we heard back in January that it was teaming up with Fiat Chrysler (FCA) to aftermath electric cars for the Chinese market. At that time, it said it would handle electronics and software — including internet-connected appearance — while FCA would take care of the rest of the accomplishment duties.

Liu said the aggregation is keen to bound launch an ‘open platform’ that includes batteries, connected services for cars, agent and fleet administration software, and other EV components, in order to grab market share as soon as possible. It’s kind of like creating an Android-like ecosystem that many brands can build with, and attempt with proprietary platforms like Tesla’s.

If it can make that happen in short order, Foxconn is attractive at carrying parts for some three actor vehicles.

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Published October 16, 2020 — 07:38 UTC

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