Foxconn to build EV plants in US to offset slowing smartphone industry

Fred Lambert

August 12, 2021

The Thailand plant will manufacture EV platforms as well as other components for the Thai market, with the goal of eventually exporting to Southeast Asia. Liu shared that Foxconn plans to produce 150,000 to 200,000 EVs annually at the Thai plant alone.

Foxconn broke ground on the Wisconsin facility in 2018, which was originally erected to produce flat-screen TVs, but that never happened. Since then, Foxconn’s footprint in Wisconsin has only produced masks to aid in shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Foxconn does eventually reveal where in the US it will manufacture EVs, it’s safe to say that’s where the Fisker EV will be made, alongside plenty of other automaker’s EVs.

Foxconn will next focus on mass producing the upcoming iPhone 13 series later this month in China.