Lordstown Motors Corp has agreed a deal beneath which a Foxconn affiliate will spend up to $170 million in the electric powered automobile (EV) maker, producing the Taiwanese deal manufacturer its greatest shareholder with a close to 20% stake.

Foxconn Ventures Pte Ltd will obtain 12.9 million shares on or right after Nov. 22 and an supplemental 26 million shares that will propel Foxconn’s holdings to 18.3% of Lordstown’s typical stock and all of its most well-liked stock, surpassing founder Stephen Burn’s stake of 17.2%, according to Refinitiv.

Lordstown will use the proceeds from the share product sales to fund improvement and design and style activities for a new electrical motor vehicle method in collaboration with Foxconn, scrapping its earlier joint undertaking offer with the producer, it said in a filing, sending shares up 7% to $2.06 in extended investing on Monday.

Foxconn mentioned the offer would deepen Lordstown’s ties with Foxconn’s EV improvement system MIH, or Mobility in Harmony.

“In the long term, there will also be possibilities to share LMC’s complex sources with other customers, more growing the MIH EV ecosystem, and enabling consumers to pick much better options and be much more aggressive,” Foxconn reported.

Individually, the startup noted a net decline of $154.4 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, wider than loss of $95.8 million, a year before.

When need for electric motor vehicles has surged globally, source chain disruptions and rising substance fees have designed it tricky for organizations to elevate output and fulfill crimson-incredibly hot need.

Foxconn started off producing Lordstown’s Endurance pickup vans in September soon after getting the U.S. company’s Ohio facility. The offer was prompted by the need to clinch resources important for the commence of production of Stamina.

Lordstown expects to limit output of the Stamina through 2023 or longer to decrease losses, until eventually it is ready to lower its products price.

Lordstown mentioned on Monday that its charge of supplies to develop its Endurance electrical pickup truck was better than the price it intends to sell at, adding that it would not see constructive gross margins until its monthly bill of components expense lowered.