[Live Blog] Faraday Future concept car unveiling event at CES 2016

FF concept app

We didn’t want to believe it this morning, but it looks like the concept car we saw in the iOS app leak (see above) is what Faraday Future is about to unveil tonight at CES in Las Vegas.

Nonetheless, the presentation tonight should give us more information about FF’s ownership model and if the concept car is mainly for design cues and showcasing the company’s technology, or if they actually plan on bringing to market something similar.

Seth Weintraub will be live on the scene. The event starts at 8PM PST – 11PM EST – 4AM UTC.

A livestream should be available.

I will post updates from Seth at the event and new information as it becomes available. Simply refresh the page to get the updates in chronological order.

The livestream is up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yXdWuitfok

T+42m: It’s over. Stay tuned for more articles on FF and the FFZEERO01 concept in the coming hours and days. Thanks for watching with us!

T+41m: Nick Sampson compares FF’s effort to the iPhone?

T+39m: Nick Sampson is back on stage.

T+37m: Kim shows a video saying the prototype is functional?

T+34m: Prototype helmet? You need a helmet to drive this thing?

T+31m: Kim describes the vehicle as a “test bed”.

T+30m: Kim unveils the concept: FFZERO01

T+28m: Sampson introduces Richard Kim, FF’s lead designer.

T+25m: Sampson says they created a new EV platform called “VPA” – Variable Platform Architecture.

T+22m: Nick Sampson highlights FF’s speed… to hire people and sign deals.

T+20m: Nick Sampson is back on stage.

T+18m: Lei says LeTV wants to consolidate its multimedia products with its consumer hardware.

T+13m: Nick Sampson introduces Ding Lei from LeTV

T+12m: Nick Sampson confirms LeTV connections.

T+10m: Nick Sampson announces that FF will break ground in Nevada in just a few weeks for its $1 billion factory.

T+7m: Nick Sampson says FF has a team of over 550 in California and over 200 oversea.

T+5m: Nick Sampson, a FF founding member formerly from Tesla, is introduced.

T+1m: FF is playing its recently release “What if?” video.

T-0: It’s happening.

T-10m: Nothing to report.

T-20m: the livestream is up.

T-36m: Seth paused the stream on Periscope. T-40 might have been too early.

T-40m: Seth is streaming live on Periscope.

T-45m: The stage looks ready.

FF event 2

T-1h: Seth made it to the event.

FF event 1

T-2h: Start of the live blog. More posts as we get closer to the unveiling.

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Comments

  1. Craig VanderGalien - 7 years ago

    Thanks for this Fred. Also, I love that logo of theirs!

    • Walt - 7 years ago

      Take a second look at the logo. Do you see FF or Ac? I’d speculate the Ac stands for Apple Car?

  2. craigvg - 7 years ago

    Thanks for the liveblog Fred. Also I love that logo of theirs!

    • Fred Lambert - 7 years ago

      My pleasure. Thanks for reading.

  3. Jeff Sedun - 7 years ago

    I feel they should have led with something else. Everyone who isn’t following closely will think they are just another flash in the pan 1 off supercar company. Their chassis design is interesting, I’ll give them that.

  4. valvesource - 7 years ago

    The App is amazing, if you go to their website and download the pdf for the image, you can point your phone at it and view a model of the car.

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