Faraday Future barely broke down on its $1 billion electric vehicle factory in Nevada, yet it is now reportedly in negotiation to acquire lands in Vallejo, California, in order to build another production facility. As if we needed more links between the electric vehicle startup and Tesla, it looks like both companies are now aiming to each have factories in the Bay Area (Vallejo for FF and Fremont for Tesla) and Nevada (North Las Vegas for FF and Sparks for Tesla) – something unusual for car companies. expand full story
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Faraday Future’s manufacturing leadership is now headed by not one, but two former Tesla executives. Faraday’s Global Vice President of Manufacturing, Dag Reckhorn, was Director of Model S Manufacturing at Tesla from 2009 to 2013.
He was one of the early members of the electric vehicle startup set to compete with Tesla in the luxury segment, and now he apparently brought on board Andrew De Haan, Tesla’s Director of Global Supplier Industrialization, who we learn left Tesla’s Fremont factory last month to join Faraday as manager of its upcoming plant in Nevada just last week. expand full story
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factory Stories April 13, 2016
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, also known as FF, is moving forward with its $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada. The company is holding an official ground-breaking ceremony with state officials today – you can watch the stream below.
FF also released several new details about the factory and its features, as well as the concept rendering seen above. expand full story
factory Stories April 5, 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was in France earlier this year. During a special event for Tesla owners at the automaker’s French headquarters in Chambourcy, Musk reiterated that in the near future Tesla will need to establish some manufacturing capacity in Europe. But this time, he nonchalantly brought up the possibility to build its first European electric car factory in Alsace, a northeastern French region on the Rhine River plain bordering Germany and Switzerland.
The comment wasn’t really serious and Musk only brought it up as a potentially good option geographically speaking, but the comment certainly didn’t fall on deaf ears. Today, French Energy Minister Ségolène Royal said that she already suggested a site to Elon Musk and she will meet with “Tesla executives” later this month. expand full story
factory Stories March 21, 2016
Google Glass Enterprise Edition has been leaked in full at this point, but what good is new enterprise-focused hardware unless it’s being used in the field? APX Labs, one of Google’s Glass at Work partners, has confirmed on its site that it has signed renowned maker of electric vehicles Tesla Motors as a client, and there is speculation that the company is using the latest unannounced Glass hardware to increase productivity at its Fremont factory…
Update: While multiple people close to the situation say that Tesla is still deploying both Glass and Vuzix hardware in some capacity at Fremont and running trials to compare the platforms, Tesla has reached out saying that “Tesla does not use Glass hardware in the Tesla Factory”. It seems that, while we’re confident Glass was at Fremont at one point, the company has recently moved away from Google’s platform. A person says that Google engineers were at one point referring clients like Tesla to Vuzix while the Enterprise Edition was in development.
factory Stories January 26, 2016
Faraday Future says it started clearing up the site of its future $1 billion electric vehicle factory in North Las Vegas during the weekend. The startup needs to move quickly if it wants to deliver on its plans to bring to market its first vehicle in 2017. expand full story
factory Stories January 25, 2016
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Those manufacturers plan to introduce several mass market electric vehicles in the coming years and if LG wants to keep its lead, it will need to significantly increase its battery production output. And the Korea-based electronic giant is counting on its Michigan battery plant to keep up with the auto market. expand full story
factory Stories December 10, 2015