Faraday Future announced that will reveal its production electric car at CES in Las Vegas. It is called a “premium electric vehicle that combines extreme technology, industry leading range, and holistic design.”
Faraday Future had few problems last year and wound up presenting a concept car and not a running model. Investor YT Jiang, CEO of LeECO is having few problems, this year. He’s also investing in the LeEco car, its concept LeSEE Pro was supposed to be revealed in San Francisco as part of an entertainment ecosystem. The car was in a fatal accident on the way to San Francisco for the news conference. The company instead flew in another model that is in a Transformers movie which they couldn’t get on stage in time.
“LeSEE Pro combines sophisticated design and high-performance handling with top of the line EV features such as intelligent inductive charging. LeSEE Pro’s cutting-edge self-driving features include machine-learning of facial, emotion, system and path recognition.”
AECOM, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, is constructing the $1 billion, 3-million square foot electric car manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas, Nevada. AECOM’s industrial construction services practice is currently engaged in demolition, including mass grading for the relocation of phone towers, fence lines and the installation of temporary facilities. The project, to be delivered with a guaranteed maximum price, has an approximate construction value of $500 million and will be included in AECOM’s backlog for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.
Faraday Future partnered with LG Chem, the leading manufacturer of advanced battery systems, to supply lithium-ion cells for FF’s electric vehicles.
The partnership also represents a joint commitment between both companies to collaborate on the development of EV battery technology, resulting in the world’s highest energy density for a production automotive battery. These cells will be incorporated into Faraday Future’s VPA platform, the company’s universal and scalable modular battery structure. The VPA platform is a critical component to Faraday Future’s future product portfolio.
In September, Faraday Future announced that it hired its’ 1000th employee.