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iPhone producer Foxconn will soon be building electric cars as Foxtron

The iPhone supplier Foxconn enters the auto business. With three Electric car prototypes the Taiwanese have now shown their vision for the electric driving of the future. For the automobile industry was its own subsidiary in 2020 with the name Foxtron founded, which is to bring a sedan and an SUV on the road from 2023, a public service bus will start operating as early as 2022. Foxconn is one of the largest contract builders for consumer electronics in the world and the most important producer of Apple’s iPhone. The move into the automotive industry is also fueling the rumors about an independent Apple car, because a cooperation does not seem to be absurd. AUTO BILD shows what is known so far about the three new e-cars!

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Three different vehicle categories are to be built at Foxtron. The names of the three models are inevitably reminiscent of Tesla, because the company calls its e-cars Model C, Model E and Model T.

Foxtron Model C is said to be suitable for the masses

Foxtron Model C

The Foxtron Model C should cost the equivalent of less than 30,000 euros and be for the mass market.


The Model C is supposed to be a SUV for the masses be put on the wheels. It is the first vehicle that is to stand on the electric platform specially developed by Foxtron. The Taiwanese describe the interior as spacious. It has to be, after all, the Model C should be able to transport up to seven people as a 5 + 2-seater. 4.64 meters in length and a wheelbase of 2.86 meters make corresponding space conditions possible. the Range gives Foxtron with up to 700 km on, favored by a drag coefficient of 0.26. The driving performance can also be seen on paper. In 3.8 seconds, the Model C should be at the speed of a country road. The price could be converted at start for less than 30,000 euros.

Foxtron Model E with Pininfarina design

Foxtron Model E.

Pininfarina is responsible for the design of the Model E. The vehicle is said to be a competitor to the Tesla Model S.


For the Tesla Model S competitor Model E. Foxtron has become the traditional Design forge Pininfarina brought on board from Italy. The limousine is intended to appeal to an upscale clientele, and the rear can be converted into a mobile office. Modern technology, such as face recognition instead of the car key, should also be on board. Foxtron announces around 750 PS for the Model E – this should accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds. The range is greater than specified for the Model C and will be in the range of 750 km.

Foxtron Model T will be an electric city bus

Foxtron Model E bus

The first model Foxtron is putting on the road is a public service bus. The Model T will go into regular service from 2022.


The third model in the group is the Foxtron Model T. Line operation in southern Taiwan and has so far completed around 200,000 km of acceleration test, according to the company. Top speed: 120 km / h. In addition, the bus meets all the regulations of the American transport authority FTA. The Taiwanese give the range at around 400 km.

Foxtron already has a US plant

The company’s development to date shows how serious Foxconn is with Foxtron. So the company bought already the factory of a US start-up and founded joint ventures with Chinese manufacturers such as Geely. We are already working with Stellantis in the context of the cockpit development of networked cars. So there is still a lot to see from Taiwan’s mega-corporation in the field of e-mobility.

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