Foxconn has just launched three vehicles with controversial names
Can you really call your vehicle the ‘Model T’?
If you own a smartphone, or an Amazon Kindle, or an Xbox or a PlayStation, there’s a good chance you‘re using a product made by the same company that built the three concept vehicles you see here. The company in question is Foxconn.
Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Based in Taipei, Foxconn has decided to start building cars like other tech companies and this is what they came up with: a compact SUV, a saloon and a bus.
I’m not sure I understand the reasoning behind the names because the three vehicles are called the Model C, T and E.
Tesla obviously uses exactly the same naming scheme for its vehicles, but more to the point, can you really call a vehicle the ‘Model T’ and get away with it? I was sort of assuming that Ford owned the rights to the name. I guess maybe Foxconn can do that because the Model T is a bus.
We don’t know much about the Model T yet but we do know that the Model E, which was designed in partnership with Pininfarina, will deliver 700 hp with offer a range of 400 miles, while the Model C should be capable of travelling on a single charge for 435 miles because it has a less powerful engine.