Chinese-American EV startup 'one key step closer to the first complete production car'
Faraday Future has unveiled a pre-production version of its debut FF91 luxury electric vehicle, in a video posted to YouTube.
Senior vice president of marketing, Dag Reckhorn, describes the achievement as “inspirational for us at FF to see all the parts come together for this significant day: the literal parts of the FF 91 from our various on-time supplier partners; the processes and tooling within the Hanford facility itself; and the invaluable training for the essential 'soft' skills required for this level of sophisticated teamwork I and others need in our Hanford production teams as we begin creation of our FF 91 for demanding users.”
Assembled in Hanford, California, the design and specifications of the FF91 were first revealed in January of 2017.
Set to take on the Tesla Model X, the FF91 is claimed to have a 780kW electric motor, a 130kWh battery pack and a 0-100km/h time of 2.39 seconds.
Faraday Future describe the FF91 as an “intelligent robotic vehicle that is a 3rd internet living space and the embodiment of FF's vision to create a shared mobility ecosystem that empowers people to move, connect, breathe, and live freely.”
More information should soon be available on the FF91, with the company claiming “within the month of September, the public and media will learn further news regarding the company, the factory, and FF 91's leaps forward toward official start of production of FF 91”.
The order books for the FF91 are currently open, with Faraday Future planning for first deliveries to commence during the first half of 2019.