Aiming to become a next-generation global automotive manufacturer, Taiwan-based Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) recently introduced its three new electric vehicles (EVs)—the Model C recreational vehicle, Model E sedan and Model T electric bus—at its 2021 Hon Hai Tech Day.
Hon Hai founder Terry Gou believes “EVS are destined to remain a global trend because they have become “the world's largest and most expensive smart electronic device. “With Foxconn’s “strong capabilities in electronic manufacturing, including semiconductors, modules, precision machinery and operation, Taiwan can plan a key role in the development of EVs,” says Gou.
Established in 1974, Hon Hai is one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturer and technological solutions providers. The company has expanded its research and product development into EVs, digital health and robotics, as well as artificial intelligence, semiconductors and new-generation communications technology.
The Model C all-electric SUV, the first model built on Hon Hai’s electric vehicle open platform, delivers an extended range of 700 km. Offering seating for up to seven, the SUV’s 4.64-meter length and 2.86-meter wheelbase allows the SUV to easily navigate crowded urban streets, according to Hon Hai.
The Model E luxury sedan, jointly developed by Hon Hai and Italian design firm Pininfarina, features a 750-km range, as well as rear seat that can be configured as a dedicated mobile office, with personal mobile devices seamlessly connected to the passenger car, enabling a series of smart applications such as face recognition door opening, smart windows and vehicle and environment interfaces.
Positioned as an intelligent transportation solution, the Model T urban bus meets Federal Transit Administration regulations and standards and rigid safety tests. Under full load conditions, the model’s maximum climbing capacity can reach 25%, and the maximum speed can reach 120 kilometers per hour.