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Foxconn is best known for assembling the Apple iPhone, but now they’re setting their sights on electric vehicles. If that is not a news "big" enough, they are also aiming to be the Andriod of EV!

iPhone Builder Foxconn Unveils EV Platform, Wants To Become The Android Of EVs

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During their HHTD 20 event, Foxconn unveiled its new “EV Open Platform” which will be shared with other companies for the “common good.”

Like platforms from traditional automakers, the architecture is flexible and can underpin a variety of vehicles including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and MPVs. In particular, the company said the platform can accommodate wheelbases ranging from 108.3 to 122 inches (2750 to 3100 mm). The architecture can also support various tracks and ride heights.

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On the performance side of things, Foxconn mentioned battery packs with capacities of 93, 100 and 116 kWh. They’ll power front- and rear-mounted electric motors as well as a dual-motor all-wheel drive setup.

Front motors will have outputs of 127 hp (95 kW / 129 PS), 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS) and 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS). Likewise, rear-mounted motors will produce 201 hp (150 kW / 204 PS), 268 hp (200 kW / 272 PS), 322 hp (240 kW / 326 PS) and 456 hp (340 kW / 462 PS).

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The company is also promising high-tech software that supports over-the-air updates as well as different levels of autonomous driving. Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also slated to be part of the package.

While it seems odd that Foxconn is jumping into the EV game, the company said Tesla is the iPhone of electric vehicles and they want to be the Android of EVs. Reuters also noted the company is set to build electric vehicles in China as part of a joint-venture with FCA.

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Hypersonic

Foxconn Unveils EV Platform; FCA To Build EVs In Canada

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In the electric car era, new car companies are springing up faster than crabgrass. BYD, NIO, Xpeng, Faraday Future, Lucid, Tesla, Kandi, Fisker, Rivian — the list is long and growing.

The reason has a lot to do with the lack of complexity associated with electric power trains. A battery, a management system, and an electric motor or two and you’re in business. But developing a new car can take years and cost millions of dollars. Some companies see a business opportunity in developing an electric car chassis — often called a skateboard — and selling it to other companies that don’t have the skill or the resources to develop one of their own.

That apparently is what Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that has specialized in making iPhones for Apple, is planning to do. At the unveiling in Taipei last week, Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way said he is  targeting a 10 percent share of the global EV market as soon as 2025. The chassis is described as “open-source,” with customizable elements including size, wheelbase, suspension type, and battery size.

Partner automakers could fine tune the skateboard to their needs, and Foxconn would assemble it for them, Liu said. He indicated the company has spoken to a number of car makers about using its EV platform but declined to name the companies involved. There may be a hint in other electric car news from last week. Last January, FCA named Foxconn as a joint-venture partner to build EVs in China.

FCA says it is as committed to a multi-year $1.1 billion investment to assemble electric vehicles in Canada. It says manufacturing plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars in Windsor will add up to 2,000 new jobs. The new investment is part of tentative three year contract with Unifor, the union that represents many of the 44,000 auto workers in southern Ontario, just across the border from Detroit. FCA says its investment will lead to at least one new electric model by 2025. Could that car use the Foxconn chassis?

The news from Foxconn involved more than the new EV platform. It also said it plans to introduce a solid state battery for EVs in 2024 that would be superior to today’s lithium-ion electric-car batteries.

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Twincharged

there are about 1b++  cars around in the world.

soon all major car manufacturer will be ditching combustion engine.

its like a restart of the car market.

every 1 want a piece of the pie. whoever get a good head start will be the leading car manufacturer of the future 

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3 hours ago, Carbon82 said:

Foxconn Unveils EV Platform; FCA To Build EVs In Canada

Foxconn-EV-chassis.jpeg

In the electric car era, new car companies are springing up faster than crabgrass. BYD, NIO, Xpeng, Faraday Future, Lucid, Tesla, Kandi, Fisker, Rivian — the list is long and growing.

The reason has a lot to do with the lack of complexity associated with electric power trains. A battery, a management system, and an electric motor or two and you’re in business. But developing a new car can take years and cost millions of dollars. Some companies see a business opportunity in developing an electric car chassis — often called a skateboard — and selling it to other companies that don’t have the skill or the resources to develop one of their own.

That apparently is what Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that has specialized in making iPhones for Apple, is planning to do. At the unveiling in Taipei last week, Foxconn Chairman Liu Young-way said he is  targeting a 10 percent share of the global EV market as soon as 2025. The chassis is described as “open-source,” with customizable elements including size, wheelbase, suspension type, and battery size.

Partner automakers could fine tune the skateboard to their needs, and Foxconn would assemble it for them, Liu said. He indicated the company has spoken to a number of car makers about using its EV platform but declined to name the companies involved. There may be a hint in other electric car news from last week. Last January, FCA named Foxconn as a joint-venture partner to build EVs in China.

FCA says it is as committed to a multi-year $1.1 billion investment to assemble electric vehicles in Canada. It says manufacturing plug-in hybrids and battery electric cars in Windsor will add up to 2,000 new jobs. The new investment is part of tentative three year contract with Unifor, the union that represents many of the 44,000 auto workers in southern Ontario, just across the border from Detroit. FCA says its investment will lead to at least one new electric model by 2025. Could that car use the Foxconn chassis?

The news from Foxconn involved more than the new EV platform. It also said it plans to introduce a solid state battery for EVs in 2024 that would be superior to today’s lithium-ion electric-car batteries.

This is fantastic! Just bolt on a seat, steering wheel and pedals, it will have the best power to weight ratio! 

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Turbocharged

Whatever the tech, just make sure there is lifetime battery warranty 

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5th Gear

Is the chassis taking the full collision load?

Upperbody important for the side beam collision test or not?

 

 

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