Faraday Future had presented an electric supercar at CES in Las Vegas. The concept should serve as a test carrier. For what? For a coming Tesla opponent. But now the project seems to stall.
15.11.2016 Uli Baumann , Andreas Haupt , Gregor Hebermehl:
The new electric car is to be built in the USA at a plant in Nevada. Faraday plans to invest around $ 1 billion to create 4,500 jobs. Faraday can count on this with a direct financial support and tax rebates totaling $ 335 million, distributed over the next 20 years by the state of Nevada, the “Automobile Production” reported. However, the funds should first be parked on a trust account. The payment will only be made when the announcements are realized. And this realization is now coming to a halt. Work on the Nevada plant has now been halted and is scheduled to restart at the earliest next year. The laying of the cornerstone took place in April. One week ago, company founder Yueting Jia,E-car manufacturer LeEco , announced that the expansion of its parent company binds more capital than expected. Accordingly, the funds for the electric car industry are throttled.
Faraday Future Concept, study, sports car
CES premiere for the 1,000 PS e-racer 55 sec.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1 could well be the Le Mans race car of the future. Or as a coming Batmobile. If you look purely into the optics to heart.
With the FFZERO1, Faraday Future, as the US company newly founded in 2014, introduces its first all-electric sports car. It is a test carrier. From the concept, the engineering and design team should derive future solutions for a production vehicle. And who are you aiming for? On the Tesla Model S, the Faraday Future from 2017 want to rank out. An ambitious project.
Faraday Future FFZERO1 with 4 electric motors
The concept car captivates with a smooth body. Shaped by the aerodynamics and around the driver, as it is called in the marketing language. The electric super sportsman takes in his interior only one person. As it looks in the pictures, the driver is inclined in his position by about 45 degrees. The pilot looks at digital information, which is recorded in a narrow carrier. In the racing steering wheel sits transversely positioned the smartphone. About it should be able to control all functions in the single-seater.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1 draws its power from four electric motors. Together, they generate over 1,000 hp and derive their energy from a centrally located battery, which is composed of modular cells.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1, which was presented at the CES 2016 in Las Vegas, builds on the Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) of the US company. The 96 km / h (0-60 mph) he cracks in under three seconds. The electric sportsman is supposed to be able to whirr over the road at over 320 km / h.
The high top speed should be made possible by a sophisticated aerodynamics. Channels are designed to guide the air through the chassis, thus reducing air resistance. At the same time, the engineers forward parts of the fresh air to the battery and the engine peripherals for cooling. Incidentally, the Batmobile with its high carbon content should be fully autonomous on the road and the racetrack.
Faraday Future with concentrated competence
Founded in late 2014, Faraday Future resides in California in a former Nissan development center and employs around 200 people. In 2016, they want to expand the company to 300. For the implementation of the plans, they brought concentrated expertise into the house.
As the US magazine Motor Trend reported, the team of Faraday Future include Nick Sampson, who comes from Tesla and developed there the chassis of the Model S, design chief Richard Kim, who co-developed the design of BMW i8 and i3, and Silva Hiti, who was responsible at GM for the driving force of the Volt. Add to that the interior designer Pontus Fontaeus, who has worked for Lamborghini, Ferrari and Land Rover, Page Beermann, ex-BMW exterior designer and Porter Harris a battery specialist who joined SpaceX from the team. The financial background for the project comes from billionaire Chinese Yueting Jia, founder of the young Chinese Internet and technology company LeTV.
The interest of trade fair visitors and the media in the concept is huge, hardly a CES stand is as shifted as that of Faraday. The study is anything but ready for production. Even if Faraday is backed by a billionaire Chinese entrepreneur, there can be genuine doubts about the realization of this offshore project.
Faraday Future’s Hanford facility is expected to employ up to 1,300 employees in three shifts. For recruitment Faraday has already launched several training programs. It is the goal, in cooperation with local institutions, that as many people from the region as possible be hired. The order book for FF 91 early users – also known as “FF Futurists” – has been open since the beginning of 2018 and first deliveries are scheduled for December this year until mid-2019.
In June 2018, the Evergrande Health Industry Group , which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, entered the Californian electric car start-up Faraday Future with 45 percent . According to Faraday Future, the investments will be used to drive forward the development and production readiness of the first FF 91 e-car. Faraday Future cites the desired expansion of its production, the development of the latest technologies and corporate expansion across national borders as additional investment areas
Source: InsideEVs – Faraday Future Reveals First Body-In-White FF91 // Faraday Future – First Complete FF 91 Body-In-White For Assembly Starts Build Path At Faraday Future Hanford Facility