Faraday Future Overview Updated April 11, 2017

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Faraday Future is an electric vehicle startup based in California. It was founded and it is being primarily financed by Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting.

Founded only in 2014, the company already has around 1,000 employees and reportedly raised 100s of millions.

It started construction on a $1 billion electric vehicle factory in North Las Vegas and plans to bring its first vehicle to market with the next 2-3 years.

Faraday Future Stories April 11

Faraday Future’s all-electric FF91 has been dubbed a classic electric “weird-mobile” by a lot of people. A term that might have originated from Tesla CEO Elon Musk referencing the way some automakers are designing EVs to specifically look “weird”.

I tend to agree based on the prototypes that FF unveiled in January, but we now get to see a matte black beta prototype, which definitely looks more badass than the silver and white prototypes with camouflage that Faraday showed before. expand full story

Faraday Future Stories March 31

Several companies developing electric vehicle and self-driving technologies have used Tesla’s vehicles, whether it was to reverse engineer them, like Audi did with the Model X, or to work on new sensors and autonomous driving technologies, like Bosch did with a Model S for its self-driving program.

Now Faraday Future is using a Model X as part of its test program for its own electric and autonomous vehicle. expand full story

Faraday Future Stories March 22

Like Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) did for Tesla’s Gigafactory last week, they released the quarterly report for Faraday Future’s own electric vehicle factory project in the state.

As of the last reported quarter (Q4 2016), the company reportedly made a $160 million capital investment in the project, but the only result so far is a lot of dirt being moved around. expand full story

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Faraday Future Stories March 4

Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz has been a strong opponent of the deal that brought electric vehicle maker Faraday Future to the state. He went as far as calling it a “Ponzi scheme.”

Schwartz is turning up the scrutiny on the company and dragged Tesla into it by calling for an audit of the deals they made with Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). expand full story

Faraday Future Stories February 28

Before even unveiling its first car, Faraday Future had shown an impressive ability to attract top talent, but a few of them recently left the electric vehicle startup. They have been losing quite a few high-profile executives since financial and legal problems came to light over the past few months.

Nonetheless, they appear to have kept the ability to attract new top talent since we now learn that Stefan Krause (54), the former CFO of BMW and Deutsche Bank, is joining the company to lead its finance team. expand full story

Faraday Future Stories February 20

Despite highly publicized financial and legal troubles both before and after its big reveal at CES last month, it seems like Faraday Future is still alive and moving forward with its electric vehicle factory in Nevada.

A state official recently disclosed that the company invested $160 million in the factory, but they currently have little to show for after that sizeable investment.  expand full story

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Faraday Future Stories February 2

Faraday Future’s big unveiling of its first production-intent vehicle at CES last month was tainted by several lawsuits and financial issues leading up to it. It got so bad that there were strong doubts about the company even being able to bring the car to production.

It now looks like FF is still aiming to bring it to production, but we learn that it is downsizing what was previously supposed to be a massive $1 billion electric vehicle factory to manufacture the vehicle in North Las Vegas. expand full story

Faraday Future Stories January 13

A lot has been said about Faraday Future leading to the unveiling of its first production-intent vehicle at CES earlier this month and since, but the price range of the all-electric vehicle has so far been elusive and the company has never confirmed it.

Jia Yueting, CEO of LeEco and Faraday Future’s main backer, gave us our best idea of the price this week by saying that will cost “less than $300,000”. expand full story

Faraday Future Stories January 7

In this week’s top stories: Tesla CEO Elon Musk shares some thoughts on the upcoming Trump administration, Tesla Model 3 could soon be the most American made car, Chargepoint shows us its new 400kW charging station at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and Ford, Faraday Future and others unveil their latest EVs and concepts at the show.

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Faraday Future Stories January 6

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