IPhone maker has created an electric car: Apple iCar is closeOctober 19, 2020
The developer claims that by 2027 up to 10% of all electric vehicles produced will be based on this innovative platform.
The automotive industry has been swept up by massive electrification. But at the moment, clean electric cars still account for only a few percent of total global sales. According to experts, by 2025, electric cars will almost completely displace ICE cars from the market. Of course, these plans are very far from reality, but we are talking about a trend.
It is this activity in this industry that attracts companies whose specificity is far from the automotive one. So, Foxconn, which assembles the iPhone, has developed a universal platform for electric vehicles in cooperation with Apple. “Open Architecture” was unveiled at Foxconn’s HHTD 20 annual event. According to the developer, the prototype is very flexible and can be used for various types of vehicles, including hatchbacks, crossovers, minivans and sedans.
The wheelbase of the platform can vary from 2750 to 3100 mm, the ground clearance also changes. The platform is designed for one- and two-engine layout. Engines can be rated from 127 to 456 hp, and batteries with a capacity of 93, 104 and 116 kWh are ready to power them. It also promises high-tech software that supports over-the-air updates and varying levels of autonomy. In addition, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be part of the package.
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