Foxconn, the manufacturer of iPhones, has recently made significant progress in the automotive industry. The company bought the former GM factory in Lordstown, Ohio, and got right to work starting production of the Lordstown Endurance and signing agreements to produce the upcoming Fisker Pear and Indi EV . They’re now demonstrating that speed once more by releasing their own production-ready electric truck, the Foxconn Model V.
Since Tesla initially debuted the Cybertruck to the world in::checks notes:: 2019, a lot has changed. There was no Ford F-150 Lightning back then. No GMC Sierra or Silverado EV either. Lordstown continued to seem like a plausible option, while Rivian was still not in production. The Cybertruck had just landed and was now making its way across a barren playing field. Production is still months, if not years, away, and Ford and GM have waiting lists for hundreds of thousands of automobiles.
Additionally, as evidenced by the most recent truck debut, the playing field is only growing more congested.
DESPITE TAIWAN Foxconn’s Model V, the nation’s first electric pickup truck, was designed and manufactured in Taiwan and promises a payload of up to 1 ton and a towing capacity of up to 3 tons with a variety of chassis configurations to best suit the driver’s on- or off-road requirements.
The electric truck also has a crew cab body with five seats that is around the size of the Ford Maverick, as well as electronic rearview mirrors that are conceptually (if not actually) identical to those on the Lucid Air.
The trucks will be sold by Foxconn under the Foxtron brand, which states a base range of 420 km and a 30% climbing capability (16.7 degrees) (about 265 miles). The Model V’s bed dimensions of 1.5 x 1.45 meters put it squarely in line with Ford’s small trucklet, and it should be able to charge from 20 to 80 percent in 30 minutes.
The truck was unveiled this week as a part of Foxconn’s Hon Hai Tech Day, which also featured two additional small electric vehicles and a variety of high-tech accessories.
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