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31.10.2018 - 14:39

Faraday Future “efficiently insolvent” says founder

The funds of Faraday Future are ultimately depleted and the EV startup “efficiently insolvent” founder Nick Sampson declared in an email to employees. Himself and senior product VP Peter Savagian have left the company and most workers have been sent on unpaid holiday.

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23.10.2018 - 15:28

Faraday Future cuts cost trying to stay alive

The crisis at Faraday Future continues after their fight with investor Evergrande Health remains unresolved. With funds running low, FF now had to lay off workers and cut the salaries of those who remain by 20 percent. This includes executives.

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09.10.2018 - 14:27

Faraday Future: Their house is on fire once more

Things are back to normal at Faraday Future, only their normal is chaos. In summer all seemed better, after the electric car startup secured a 2BN dollar deal with Evergrande Health. But now both sides blame the other for trying to break the deal and on top there are rumours that the first FF91 car […]

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29.08.2018 - 16:24

Faraday Future finishes FF 91 pre-serial model

Faraday Future has announced the successful completion of the first pre-series model of the electric SUV FF 91 at their factory in Hanford, California. The deliveries of the serial version will begin in the first half of 2019, according to Faraday.

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15.08.2018 - 12:29

EV startup Faraday Future launching China operation

Faraday Future has set-up its operating headquarters in China, according to Evergrande Health, which owns a 45 percent stake in the electric vehicle startup. Five more bases for research and development are to follow across the country in the next ten years.

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03.01.2018 - 18:02

Court seizes assets of LeEco founder Jia Yueting

After facing a lot of trouble regarding its companies, Jia Yueting is currently confronted with even worse news: The founder of LeEco and U.S. start-up Faraday Future once stepped forward to challenge Tesla – now, a court has seized all of his assets due to outstanding debts.
bloomberg.com, reuters.com

19.12.2017 - 14:41

Faraday Future is running a ghost operation

The future of EV start-up Faraday is increasingly bleak. Reports from its facility in California say it is deserted and devoid of equipment. On the Chinese end of things, FF’s top investor has been put on a debt blacklist. 

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21.07.2017 - 07:33

True to its name.

Faraday Future dares to dream and has asked Chinese architecture firm MAD to design a campus. The futuristic design is wild (if not mad) and borrows from science fiction. If one considers FF’s massive financing problems though, it seems surreal quite literally.
dezeen.com, i-mad.com

28.06.2017 - 09:13

Pike’s Peak: Faraday Future beats Tesla.

In striking 11:25.083 minutes, Faraday Future’s FF91 finished the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb at this weekend, beating Tesla’s record. FF’s in fact achieved the fastest result a production EV ever did and was over 20 seconds faster than the Model S P90D.
electrek.co

26.06.2017 - 07:05

Tesla, Faraday Future.

Reading tip: Tesla is working on a music streaming service of its own and allegedly started talks with big music labels already. The company’s idea is to offer as many sources as possible so Musk and Co. do not want to rely on existing services like Spotify or Apple Music.
recode.net

Video tip: A bunch of new videos show the FF91 prototype by Faraday Future being tested for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The race has become kind of a proving ground for new EVs, among them Tesla’s Model S and Rimac’s race car.
electrek.co

05.04.2017 - 08:37

Faraday Future vs. Tesla Model X.

Discreet pursuer: Obviously, Faraday Future includes a Tesla Model X in trials for its own electric and autonomous vehicle. Its FF91 prototype got now spotted in West Hollywood but not alone. The vehicle closely followed a specially equipped Model X – unlikely that this happened only by chance…
electrek.co, carscoops.com

06.03.2017 - 12:16

Faraday Future, BYD, Mini, Volkswagen, Range Rover, Lucid.

Faraday-Future-FF91-CES-1500x750-300x150Faraday Future kept its ground in the desert of Nevada and said its “1bn dollar investment in the region over the next few years has never changed.” Contrary to previous reports, the plant will not be scaled back but instead include an additional facility to produce the FF91. There have been delays, but the EV start up announced it has entered Phase 2 of constructions after the earth has been moved.
automobil-produktion.de (in German), ff.com

BYD to build e-trucks in USA: Works to expand BYD’s facility in Californian Lancaster have started as planned. The Chinese manufacturer will not only build electric buses but electric trucks there as well. The firm said it sold 150 electric trucks in the USA in just two years and its all-electric line-up covers a range of applications from vans and refrigerated trucks over garbage collection EVs to tractors.
cleantechnica.com, trucks.com

Mini PHEV pricing: BMW issued the price for the plug-in hybrid Countryman. The hybrid-electric variant will cost from 31,585 GBP in the UK, where launch is due this June. The new Countryman is the largest Mini model yet and thus on par with other the C-segment cars like the VW Golf or Audi Q3.
autocar.co.uk, automotiveworld.com

I.D. Buzz to debut in Europe: Volkswagen will bring the I.D. Buzz concept to Geneva to display it in front of an European audience for the first time. The electric minibus study had its actual debut in Detroit but still VW has not set an actual date for market entry. At least a new video gets the buzz going.
volkswagen-media-services.com, youtube.com

Velar in full view: Jaguar Land Rover took the veils off its SUV and also reveals some details. Still it remains unclear if the Velar will be electrified in any form, although CEO Ralf Speth has at least considered a hybrid variant. Maybe JLR will tell us more in Geneva, once the Velar had its debut.
autonews.com, landrover.com

Exclusive Launch Edition: First buyers of the Lucid Air must prepare to pay 165,000 dollars for the electric sedan a recent promotion event revealed. EV maker Lucid Motors targets sales of 255 in its first year once the Air with its 1,000 hp system and 130 kWh battery hits the market by 2019.
insideevs.com, fastcompany.com

13.02.2017 - 11:53

No Future for Faraday?

Faraday Future takes one financial hit after another. The latest is a 210k lawsuit over a domain. FF.com was sold for 1.4m dollars to the EV maker by the Bank of America but Faraday cut out the middleman in the process, who sues now. FF may as well stand for FinancialFail.com
carscoops.com

16.01.2017 - 09:49

Renault, Chrysler, Faraday Future, EPA, China, South Korea.

renault-master-ze-elektroauto-lieferwagen-brussel-auto-show-300x150Renault Master electrification: The French are not only showing their new Kangoo Z.E. with 270 km range at the Brussels Motor Show, but also premiered the electric version of its transporter van Master. The latter will arrive at European dealers towards the end of the year and will be fitted with a 33-kWh battery pack that allows for a range of 200 km according to NEDC, even though 120 km are a more realistic estimate.
greencarcongress.com, automotiveworld.com, renault.com

Serial production plans: According to Detroit News, the in Las Vegas presented Chrysler Portal Concept (we reported) has a real shot of going into serial production. The paper quotes CEP Sergio Marchionne who says the electric van could hit the road in its current or slightly modified for “after 2018.”
detroitnews.com

Naming explained: Faraday Future explained the naming of its models. The FF 91 got its label, because the cars are named after size and price using the number 1 through 9. The 9 therefore stands for it being a top model, while the 1 indicated it being the first generation. Future cars could therefore be called FF 92, 81, 71, etc.
insideevs.com

Lowering emission targets: Just ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the EPA confirmed greenhouse-gas emission targets for light utility vehicles through 2025. Despite bickering from manufactures, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) goals for 2025 are 54.5 mpg. The EPA says manufactures have enough technology at their disposal to comply.
autoblog.com, greencarcongress.com

Cutting subsidies: The Chinese government wants to reduce subsidies for EVs through 2020, starting with a 20 percent cut this year. The country now also confirmed that electric or plug-in hybrid buses will receive no more than 300,000 yuan in aides (previously 600,000 yuan), while exact subsidies are based on the buses’ energy density and charging capacity. Trucks and specialty vehicles only get 150,000 yuan and local funding has been capped at 50 percent of state aide.
reuters.com

10-hr rule up for discussion: According to Reuters, the South Korean government is reconsidering its previous rule that EVs will only receive funding, if they can be charged in less than ten hours using a regular Schuko-connection. Especially Tesla would benefit, as its battery packs are too pick to comply.
reuters.com

10.01.2017 - 08:07

Massachusetts, Faraday Future, Lucid Motors.

Reading tip: A newly passed law in Massachusetts prohibits EV charging stations from imposing inscription fees on drivers, hoping to make infrastructure more readily available. It also allows for the building code to be updated and require new homes and businesses to be pre-wired for EV chargers. Moreover, communities can dedicate parking spot for EVs only.
http://hanover.wickedlocal.com/news/20170106/massachusetts-eyes-lofty-electric-car-goal/1

Video tips: Tesla is getting some competition. And while it didn’t seem like anyone would get to drive the FF 91 (Faraday Future), Drive’s Alex Roy got to go for a ride-along in the back seat to test the autonomous parking/summoning feature and acceleration. Meanwhile, The Verge got to take the passenger seat in the Lucid Air. In both cases, the testers were impressed.
youtube.com via insideevs.com (Faraday Future), youtube.com via carscoops.com (Lucid Motors)

09.01.2017 - 07:00

Faraday Future, Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler, Ford, E-Mobility Index, Tesla.

FaradayFuture-FF91-300pxNLFF unveils new “species”: Faraday Future took the wraps off its first series model, the FF 91, calling it a “new species” of electric mobility. The SUV is to hit the road in 2018 and comes with a 130-kWh battery back and 378-mile range, while the 783-kW motor pushes it from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds. The FF 91 can be pre-ordered on the company website for 5,000 dollars down. According to FF, more than 64,000 models had already been reserved in the 36 hours after the presentation.
electriccarsreport.com, youtube.com (video of CES presentation), electrek.co (orders)

Next-gen Leaf: Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said at the CES that the Japanese carmaker is working on a new generation of the Nissan Leaf that will be equipped with the latest automated driving features. While he did not give any details about i.e. range, Nissan’s senior vice president Takao Asami confirmed that Nissan has already developed a 60-kWh variant, which it is not offering because battery prices are still too high.
autocar.co.uk, insideevs.com (Ghosn), autoblog.com (Asami)

Electric future: Toyota unveiled a futuristic and fully electric concept car in Las Vegas, fitted with winged doors. There are no details about the Concept-I’s drivetrain, however, as not the motor but the EV’s personal voice-commanded assistant Yui takes the spotlight in this case.
greencarcongress.com, insideevs.com (with video)

Chrysler-Portal-Concept-300pxNLNew electric Chrysler: The all-electric concept car that Fiat Chrysler presented at CES in Las Vegas is contrary to previous rumours not an electric variant of the Chrysler Pacifica, but an EV named Chrysler Portal Concept. It is a fully automated minivan that fits up to six people and features a 100-kWh battery pack that should last for up to 250 miles (400 km) of range.
greencarcongress.com, carscoops.com, autoblog.com

Investing in emobility: Ford announced that it will launch 13 at least partially electric series production models in the next five year. That includes a hybrid version of the F 150 pick-up truck and iconic Ford Mustang sports car (both scheduled for 2020). An all-electric SUV with 300-mile range will arrive in 2021. The carmaker is investing 700m dollars in its Flat Rock plant in Michigan, turning it into its centre for electric mobility and autonomous driving.
greencarcongress.com, electriccarsreport.com

E-Mobility Index: According to the newly published E-Mobility Index Q1 2017 by Roland Berger and the German Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrtwesen Aachen (fka), Germany and France take the lead in terms of technological innovations – even for Japan and South Korea. China takes the crown in industry and the second spot in terms of market, just after France. Both countries are the only of the seven countries looked at, where the market share of electric mobility surpassed 1 percent in 2016.
rolandberger.com (press release), fka.de (complete Index)

Tesla missed its delivery estimates for 2016 just slightly. The carmaker delivered only 76,230 EVs instead of the planned 80,000 units this past year. Another 6,450 cars are still on route to their final destinations, but will be counted as part of January sales. Production numbers fell in the last quarter, apparently because of some kinks with the new autopilot hardware. Still, a total of 83,922 units rolled of Tesla’s production lines in 2016.
greencarcongress.com, electrek.co, insideevs.com

19.12.2016 - 09:59

Faraday Future, Lucid Motors.

Video tip I: Faraday Future is exhibiting Tesla tactics as it has its new model drag racing a Bentley Bentayga, a Ferrari 488 GTB, and a Tesla Model X P100D Ludicrous. FF beats them all but the clip only shows the end of each race. A short cut?!
youtube.com via electrek.co

Video tip II: This is the full-length version of Lucid Motors’ presentation of the all-electric Air. The sleek limousine claims a 400-mile range and a 1,000 hp powertrain.
youtube.com

14.12.2016 - 09:51

Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Faraday Future.

Look back: Both the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, the first plug-in volume models, will turn six this week. Hybrid Cars takes a look at how the two EVs have grown and have compared to each other over the years.
hybridcars.com

Reading tip: Motortrend got to peak behind the curtain at the Faraday Future R&D centre. And while the article doesn’t give any new information about the cars or company that, just a year ago, no one had heard about, a look behind the scenes is always worth a read.
motortrend.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/30/faraday-granted-bridge-financing-of-225-million-u-s-dollars/
30.04.2019 14:33