Apple partner Foxconn working with Fisker to produce electric vehicles by 2023

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in General Discussion edited February 24
Electric vehicle manufacturer Fisker will join forces with Apple's main iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to produce more than 250,000 electric vehicles a year, starting in 2023.

The Fisker Ocean | Image Credit: Fisker Inc.
The Fisker Ocean | Image Credit: Fisker Inc.


The deal has been codenamed "Project PEAR," short for Personal Electric Automotive Revolution, and will target markets in North America, Europe, China, and India.

In addition to working with Fisker, Foxconn has also teamed up with Chinese EV startup Byton. Foxconn plans to provide components for 10% of the world's electric vehicles by 2025-2027.

As a response to the news, Fisker's shares jumped 23.4% to $20.10 in premarket trading, according to Reuters.

As of yet, Foxconn hasn't been explicitly named in any rumors related to "Apple Car." Past reports have suggested that Apple may be interested in tapping traditional auto industry contract manufacturers.

Reports have suggested that Apple is developing an "Apple Car," and is currently in search of an ideal production partner. The company had entered talks with South Korea-based Hyundai and affiliate Kia on the project, but was later confirmed to have withdrawn from negotiations.

Shortly after talks with Hyundai had ended, Japanese automaker Nissan has suggested that it would be interested in partnering with Apple on the production of "Apple Car."

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Alright! When everyone was suggesting EV companies to buy months ago, I suggested Byton. Well, I guess working with them is close.....I have seen their vehicles at CES for the past 3 shows/years (not including this year as CES was virtual this year). The vehicles were nice.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Not sure if I want the same underaged kids that assemble my iPhone to also assemble my car. 
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Not sure if I want the same underaged kids that assemble my iPhone to also assemble my car. 
    Why? I'm sure it will work just as well.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 5
    (Fisker EV experience + Foxconn manufacturing capability) * (Apple design + Apple QC) = Apple Car?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Not sure if I want the same underaged kids that assemble my iPhone to also assemble my car. 
    As opposed to the supposed professionals who manufactured a Tesla that had the roof come off at speed?
    watto_cobra
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