The American/Chinese startup Faraday Future is aligning itself to boost production and sales in the USA. A cooperation with installation provider Qmerit will help with charging, while the board of directors has a new chair. Further, Faraday is planning to significantly expand their workforce.
Faraday’s cooperation with Qmerit is aimed to “support future FF 91 drivers in need of home charging and other future energy-related installations”. Qmerit describes itself as a leader in green energy transformation with the largest nationwide network of certified electrical installers for EV charging, and will take care of the complete home charging installation process for FF customers.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Faraday Future to provide our premium installation services for their drivers by leveraging our vast network to deliver consistently across the nation,” said Ken Sapp Qmerit SVP, Business Development. “Qmerit has successfully installed thousands of EV chargers in homes and has set the industry standard for driver satisfaction at a national level.”
Faraday Future Board member Brian Krolicki has been appointed as Chairman for FF’s newly formed Board of Directors, which currently includes CEO Carsten Breitfeld, Brian Krolicki, Matthias Aydt, Edwin Goh, Lee Liu, Sue Swenson, Jordan Vogel, Scott Vogel, and Bob Ye. The board had only been formed on July 21. Krolicki is said to be a “veteran of the private banking industry and a master of municipal finance”, having begun his career on Wall Street and even served as treasurer for the US state of Nevada. “I’m honored that FF, along with the esteemed Board of Directors, have entrusted me to help guide FF in this exciting and pivotal period of the company,” said Krolicki. “We are all deeply involved in helping FF deliver FF 91 on time to the market next year.”
Finally, Faraday Future plans to increase its employee headcount significantly over the next 12 months following the business combination closing in July of this year. Staff is to be increased to prepare for the launch of the electric flagship vehicle FF 91 in 2022. “We are looking forward to adding a diverse group of innovative, creative and driven people to our rapidly growing team,” said Global CEO of Faraday Future Carsten Breitfeld. “We now have the capability to significantly grow our company with employees passionate about transforming the auto industry and the future of mobility.”
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