The Pininfarina ‘Model E’ is made by the same company that built your iPhone

Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

5w ago

If you’re into cars, the name Foxconn probably means nothing to you, but if you like technology and smartphones, you may know that Foxconn is a Taiwanese company that has worked with Apple since the late 2000s to manufacture iPods, iPads and iPhones. And now they’re building cars. Duh.

They’ve recently launched three new models, one of which was designed in partnership with Italian designer and coach builder Pininfarina. And that’s probably why it is the best-looking vehicle out of the three.

The three cars are known as Model T, Model C and, this is the Pininfarina one, Model E ‘Foxtron’. I’m not sure why they’ve decided to use this type of nomenclature because there’s another EV brand that already builds “Model XYs” but whatever. I digress.

The Model E Foxtron is a long, slender, and relatively good-looking saloon with a few interesting features, including customisable taillights, which can project specific words on request. Yup. It can actually do that.

When you open the doors, as you’d expect, you’ll find a luxurious and modern cabin with leather upholstery and a million screens. We have to face it, we’ll never get rid of the screens.

Under the bonnet, which is what matters at the end of the day, the Model E has a 750-hp electric powertrain and that, according to Foxconn, is good enough for a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds and a range of 400 miles.

The company said it’ll be available outside of Taiwan, priced at around $40,000, which sounds good for a car with that much power and a 400-mile range. But would you actually buy one?

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Comments (9)

  • To me the exterior is OK, but the interior is something of excellence 😁 It looks like a really nice comfortable place to be. At that price I'd jump at one of these over a Tesla. I would not think of buying the first model year though. Let someone else deal with new product bugs, but once proven on the road 1-2 years this would be a real consideration. 😁

      1 month ago
  • Welp, I'll take a Lucid Air

      1 month ago
  • I don’t like EV’s so I wouldn’t take either

      1 month ago
  • I think it looks better than a Tesla, it reminds me of a Lucid Air but with worse proportions I think. Would I buy one? Well I don't think so.. not yet anyways, the infrastructure for EVs is still too big of a problem for me personally.

      1 month ago
    • Same here. Except for Tesla owners, crucially, because there’s one of their superchargers in the area

        1 month ago
  • idk why but as much as I love the design on this, i'll just take a Lucid Air.

      1 month ago