Foxconn hopes to replicate the way electronics are assembled to become Apple Inc.’s largest manufacturing partner. and other global brands. It aims to build electric vehicles for customers from the chassis and has no plans to sell cars under its own brand.

“After we announced our plans to build electric cars in 2020, many people doubted whether Foxconn would be able to produce cars,” Liu said. “Then when we introduced three models a year later, everyone was like, ‘Wow, how did they manage to develop three models in just one year?’ That’s how fast we work.”

None of the cars that Foxconn has unveiled so far are intended to go on sale to consumers, but are reference designs meant to demonstrate the company’s capabilities to potential big-brand customers. The Model C prototype presented earlier is now a production car under the Luxgen n7 brand from Taiwanese automaker Yulon Group.

Liu said Foxconn’s expertise in supply chain management gives it an edge in developing new models faster than competitors. When asked when Foxconn’s production volume will surpass that of Tesla, Liu said he hopes that one day Foxconn will produce cars for the American giant.

The B model, which uses the same platform as the C model, was developed in collaboration with the Italian company Pininfarina SpA. The crossover has a full-length glass roof and a range of 280 miles on a single charge, the company said.