Foxconn, Apple’s iPhone maker, makes a foot call to Tesla

On Tuesday October 18, at an event in Taipei (Taiwan), the brand’s CEO foxconnYoung Liu, has made no secret of his hopes for partnerships, far from it. I hope one day we can build You’re here for Tesla »he stated without ambiguity, thus reaffirming his strategy of designing vehicles for customers builders rather than selling them under his own name. Because the commercial model of this subcontractor, based on a shared platform of components and equipment in which the brands could dig to make their electric vehiclesis indeed simple and has proven itself in the sector of PCs, televisions and more recently smartphones.

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After having placed itself in pole position to develop theAppleCar – which the forecasts do not however see arriving before 2025 – and having united with the group Stellantis in the field of connected vehicle, Foxconn is beginning to have experience from the automotive point of view. Now able to cut the design time in half and the cost of development from design to production by a third production of an EV » as Young Liu pointed out, the company also known as the Hon Hai Precision Industry Company has also just completed its range of two new prototypess serving as showcases for its know-how.

The so-called sports sedan Model B and the pickup Model V – whose names are very similar to the products designed by the companyElon Musk – join the catalog already composed of a electric bus model T and a Luxgen n7 family SUV (ex-Model C) whose commercial production would begin at the end of the year. Numerous and concrete assets to seduce You’re here – which has not yet responded to the request of the Taiwanese giant.

The Fisker manufacturer in the starting blocks

Aiming for a global market share of electric vehicles rising to 5% by 2025, foxconn can nevertheless count on other builders to achieve this expectation. In fact, the group signed, in October, an agreement with Indiev Inc to build the first electric prototype India One. Similarly, Young Liu’s company counts one of Tesla’s US start-up rivals among its partners: Fisker. The latter hopes to build by foxconn its Fisker Pear model in Ohio from early 2024. For good reason: Foxconn is listed as an option for companies seeking to enter the market electric car without the need to invest heavily in their own design departments and manufacturing.

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