• This Model T and its Siblings Are Built By the Same Company Behind the Apple iPhone

No, these aren’t the apple car, but they do wear the Foxconn badge

Cars are getting more and more advanced every year, leaving them more dependent on electronics and technology. With this increasingly blurry line dividing the world of technology like laptops and smartphones and the world of cars, more tech companies are having a go at making their first automobiles. Hon Hai Technology Group, the owner of Foxconn, debuted three new electric vehicles at the Hon Hai Tech Day 2021 event. Those electric vehicles are the Model C, Model E, and the ambitiously named Model T.

The Model C

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The Model T, is a bus, the Model C is a crossover, and the Model E is a luxury sedan.

On the surface, the Model C appears to be a fairly standard, yet ultra-modern crossover SUV. It can carry up to seven people at a time with a 5+2 seating layout. In terms of size, its footprint measures 182.7 inches (4.64m) long and has a wheelbase that spans 112.6 inches (2.86m).

Performance figures are slim, but we know that it has a drag coefficient of 0.27, a range of 435 miles (700 km), and the ability to go from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds.

It is a rather sizable fellow, but it is no Cadillac Escalade, and the fact that it can carry so many people will more than likely make the Model C a popular vehicle in densely populated markets like China, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia.

Foxconn Model C specifications
Length 182.7 inches
Wheelbase 112.6 inches
Drag coefficient 0.27
Range 435 miles
0 to 60 mph 3.8 seconds

The Model E

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The Model E has 750 horsepower and can do 0-60 in 2.8 seconds.

The Model E is Foxconn’s flagship luxury sedan, and it was designed with the help of Pininfarina.

It also has some serious performance chops - a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds, 750 horsepower, and a range of 466 miles (750 km), which is on par with its rivals from VW and Tesla.

The most interesting part of the car is the interior. It features a 1+2 seating layout, the driver’s seat is off to the side like usual, and there are two seats in the back, also normal. However, the front passenger seat has been replaced with a sort of desk, essentially transforming the car into a mobile office.

Foxconn Model E specifications
Power 750 HP
Range 466 miles
0 to 60 mph 2.8 seconds

The Model T

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Foxconn just released three new EV’s.

Lastly, the Model T is not actually a car at all; it’s a bus. The numbers for this are relatively impressive as well: about 250 miles of range and a 75 mph top speed. The most interesting thing about it is the name, which might not make Ford all that happy if the name carries over into production.

Behind the scenes and those names

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The Model C has a drag coefficient of 0.27 and should be popular in densely populated markets.

In terms of Foxconn’s industrial history, they have been making consumer electronics for companies like Apple for years now, most notably, the iPhone. The three EVs will be built in the former Lordstown Motors factory.

The EVs will be built by Foxtron, aka a partnership between Foxconn and the Taiwanese car manufacturer Yulon Motor. The names are an interesting choice, as one is taking a shot at Ford’s Model T and the others are trying to benefit from being named similarly to various Tesla’s.

Source: Hon Hai.com

Josh Conturo
Hello, I am the new intern here at TopSpeed! I grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and am a senior at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. I got into cars as a kid playing video games like Need for Speed: Underground and going to car shows with my grandfather. Once I got to college I realized I love writing and decided to combine that with my love of cars and began writing for the school newspaper. fast froward a couple years and here we are!  Read full bio
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