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How Foxconn Plans to Become the ‘Android of EVs’

Here’s a rundown of Foxconn’s plan to become the ‘Android of EVs’
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Battery Day, Prime Day, and, now, Technology Day: The calendar is bursting with tech companies’ self-styled holidays.

Who’s behind that last, extremely literal Day? Foxconn, the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer + a major Apple supplier.

On Friday, Foxconn announced its goal to become the “Android of EVs” and provide components or services to 10% of the world’s electric vehicles by 2027. That’s expected to be 3 million EVs.

There are two tools it’ll use to get there:

  • MIH, its new open-source EV platform that can also help manage robotaxis and fleets
  • A solid-state battery for EVs by 2024, in partnership with battery manufacturer SES

Powering three million EVs will be about as easy as convincing a Hummer owner to switch to a hybrid—but Foxconn has a plan.

  • In January, Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler announced a partnership to develop EVs in China, with Foxconn handling electronics and software.
  • On Friday, Foxconn said a partnership with Taiwan carmaker Yulon Group should yield EVs in two years.

Looking ahead: The company will also look into investing in digital health and robotics, reports Reuters, in a push to diversify its revenue drivers.

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