Foxconn, un giant of Chinese technology known in the West for being the producer of the Apple phone has created a modular platform for electric vehicles.
His project is ambitious, so much so that it can be placed at the level of the Volkswagen MEB platform (on which the VW ID.3 and future Volkswagen electric models are developed) or the new Renault CMF-EV (presented with the concept Mégane eVision).
Foxconn has developed a modular platform that it has called MIH Open Platform. It can accommodate a wide variety of vehicles from different segments: compact, saloon, SUVs, minivans … The company explains that models with a wheelbase of between 2,750 and 3,100 mm can be developed on this basis, figures that include models from the C segment to the E segment.
The open platform electric car frame dubbed MIH by the #Foxconn Technology Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.) is presented at the HHTD forum in #Taipei, #Taiwan. Pa epa-efe / Ritchie B. Tongo#Electromobility #epaphotos #photojournalism pic.twitter.com/scaUZ3sy7r
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The modular platform from the iPhone producer
Foxconn also opens a world of possibilities as far as mechanical configurations are concerned. Its modular platform allows the engine to be located on the front axle, with powers of 95 kW (127 hp), 150 kW (204 hp) and 200 kW (272 hp). You can also place the motor on the rear axle; in this case, the powers will range between 150 kW, 200 kW, 240 kW (326 hp), up to 340 kW (462 hp). There will also be versions of two engines and all-wheel drive.
As for the batteries, the Chinese company has prepared packs that range from 93 kWh of power to 116 kWh; as an intermediate option, 100 kWh.
Another note: electric cars developed on the Foxconn platform will be able to receive remote updates; They will have technology such as Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and they will have access to three levels of autonomous driving.