Foxconn, known as the iPhone assembler, intends to become an automaker. She has developed a universal platform for electric vehicles.
Taiwanese tech company Foxconn Technology Group, better known as the iPhone maker, has announced its intention to become an automaker. The firm has already developed and presented its own platform for electric vehicles.
MIH’s open software and hardware platform for electric vehicles, including key component manufacturing technologies, was unveiled at Foxconn Technology Day, which was held for the first time in Taipei at Syntrend Creative Park.
According to Foxconn, the company intends to become “Android in the world of electric vehicles” as opposed to Tesla, which is considered the iPhone among electric vehicles. It is stated that MIH will allow any interested company to quickly launch the production of electric vehicles of various classes and models, having at its disposal a platform and access to key technologies and tools for developing electric vehicles.
The platform will allow making electric vehicles with wheelbases from 2750 to 3100 mm, with one or two electric motors with a capacity of 127 hp, 201 hp. and 268 hp. front and 201 hp, 268 hp, 322 hp and 456 hp. behind. Batteries are available for 93, 100 and 116 kWh. Support for autopilot and wireless software updates is announced.
For its MIH platform, Foxconn plans to start serial production of a solid-state battery by 2024, which the company is currently working on. For the production of the platform, the company has made a unique high-intensity material for injection molding, which is distinguished by its strength, high ductility and resistance to corrosion.
Foxconn promises that by 2027, 10% of all electric vehicles in the world will be produced on the MIH platform. At the same time, the company has not yet named a single manufacturer who would agree to cooperate with Foxconn and use its developments in their electric vehicles. Currently, car brands are developing model platforms in-house.