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Pininfarina designs the electric car for the giant Hon Hai (Foxconn): the Model E luxury sedan unveiled in Taiwan

Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn), a global leader in smart manufacturing,
introduced for the first time three autonomously developed electric
vehicles: the Model E sedan developed in cooperation with Pininfarina, the
Model C recreational vehicle and the Model T electric bus. The announcement
was made during the livestreamed Hon Hai Tech Day 2021 (HHTD21) event,
underlining Hon Hai’s commitment to become a global next-generation
automotive manufacturer.

The Model E, jointly developed by Hon Hai and Italian design firm
Pininfarina, is a technologically innovative luxury flagship sedan that can
meet the needs of middle and high-end consumers. At the same time, it is
also the high-quality first choice for businesses. The rear seat space can
transform into a dedicated mobile office, with personal mobile devices
seamlessly connected to the passenger car, enabling a series of smart
applications such as face recognition door opening, smart windows and
vehicle and environment interfaces.

In addition to luxury and comfort, the Model E, with high performance and
advanced dynamic control technology, delivers a power output of about 750
horsepower and achieves 0 to 100 km acceleration in a staggering 2.8
seconds, better than comparable models in the market and almost at the pace
of a Formula One racing car. The Model E also has a 750km range to address
the range anxiety of most electric car users.

“We are very proud to show the world a model that represents the best of
Pininfarina’s expertise and marks the first step of an important strategic
collaboration that will continue for the future between the two companies –
comments Silvio Angori, CEO Pininfarina. – With Foxtron we share the same
values, such as the propensity for innovation and the attention to
environmental sustainability, as their commitment to new energy vehicle
design and production testifies. We have now a partner to explore together
the future of electric mobility”.

The Model E was entirely built in the Pininfarina atelier in Cambiano, where
over the years unique models, small series, showcars and prototypes for the
most prestigious automotive brands have been hand built by a highly skilled
team.

“Our design team – explains Chief Creative Officer Pininfarina, Kevin Rice –
was responsible for defining the style of both the exteriors and the
interiors of the Model E, including the experience that the user will live
inside the car. One of the main features are the smart surfaces on the
front, aside and the rear of the vehicle which demonstrate the way the
vehicle communicate with the outside world. This smart surfaces are
contained within a beautiful vehicle showing its power, its sportivity and
at the same time the elegance that you’d expect from Pininfarina. Also in
the interior you see a combination of classic, advanced, state of the art
technology to create something absolutely unique”.

For more information about HHTD21, please visit: www.honhai.com.

Wed. January 19th, 2022

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