Faraday Future gets serious about electric cars with $1 Billion U.S. factory

News | November 5th, 2015 by 5
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Faraday Future – FF – a Silicon Valley based startup aimed at taking the Tesla Model S head on – just announced today the investment …

Faraday Future – FF – a Silicon Valley based startup aimed at taking the Tesla Model S head on – just announced today the investment in a $1 billion U.S. manufacturing facility as a phase one investment.

The company has been considering several locations including California, Georgia, Louisiana, and Nevada for its state-of-the-art facility. The exact site of FF’s first manufacturing facility will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are very excited to make our $1 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing — and this is just phase one. Selecting the right location for the future FF manufacturing facility is critical to our overall goals. Producing our forward-looking and fully-connected electric vehicles not only requires the latest technology, but the right community partner,” said Nick Sampson, senior vice president of Faraday Future.

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At the moment, FF is based out of a former Nissan research and design building in Gardena, California. FF currently has over 200 employees and plans on having more than 300 by 2016. The only thing we know about its first car is that it will be a sort of high-riding sedan and be fully electric, and likely to employ a series of autonomous functions. The company is also exploring concepts like unique ownership and usage models, and in-vehicle content.

The FF team employs star engineers from Tesla, as well as two former BMW designers – Richard Kim, Head Design, former BMW i8 Concept, BMW i3 Concept and Page Beermann, Exterior Design Chief, former Creative Director at BMW (designed the 3 Series GT).

FF expects to bring its first vehicle to market in 2017.

 

5 responses to “Faraday Future gets serious about electric cars with $1 Billion U.S. factory”

  1. Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

    I would be shocked if they actually chose California, seeing that most of the automotive arena fled to the south and most of the tech companies look elsewhere for manufacturing and cloud ops. Governor Moonbeam together with his slew of legalillegal voting base drive business out with our “necessary” socialist programs, monopolized utilities that force conservation but raise rates when they don’t meet “revenues” and high taxes.

  2. Chris Llana says:

    Our fathers’ automotive manufacturers will undoubtedly predict failure, as they have for Tesla and Apple, while privately feeling an occasional twitch of nervousness. Different model, different rules.

  3. peter says:

    This company need my money from taxes like tesla to find buyers? why i have to pay for shoddy like tesla in taxes if i will never buy this?

    • freethinker says:

      For the same reasons u had to subsidize early cell phones when they were $10,000 each and cost $5/minute to use. Or for the same reasons your tax dollars started building the “Internet” in the 1960s even though you would “never” use it…at least not for another 30 yrs.

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