Finished: Faraday Future officially runs out of factory. How will they make the FF91
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 24, 2017
It has taken time, but it has finally happened. The factory that Faraday Future had been trying to keep afloat in north Las Vegas (Nevada) has sunk. In fact they have not been so clear in their statement, but the Chinese capital company has acknowledged that the project of its megafactoría "is in suspense."
After the countless financial problems that Faraday Future has gone through (and is going through) and the detention of the works on the grounds where the factory should be raised due to a default on the builder, "we have decided to stop the project, but we are still committed to making long vehicles term in future Nevada facilities. " I do not know about you, but this sounds like a "I'm going to smoke" in full order.
Good ideas with bad managers
And is that the soap opera in LeEco's finances does not stop. Just a week ago, a Shanghai court ruled that assets worth $ 182 million from Jia Yueting (CEO) should be frozen as a result of the defaults it accrues. As usual, the Chinese tycoon was quick to assert that this ruling would not affect Faraday Future, but it has only been a matter of days to see yes.
In the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb hand-in-hand, the Faraday Future FF91 was able to win the Tesla Model S, but while the brand continues to claim that Chinese luxury electric SUV deliveries will begin in early 2019, it is hard to imagine a scenario where cars reach their hypothetical customers if the brand does not have facilities for their manufacture.
With a huge figures of 1,050 hp and 1,800 Nm of torque, a battery of 130 kWh and a plethora of technology never before seen with LIDAR 3D, 10 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and 13 radars, the FF91 could be one of the cars which lay the foundation of the future. If it comes to the market, you have it really difficult.
There are brands, generally small, that resort to third companies to undertake the manufacture of their vehicles. That could be Faraday Future's only way to make FF91 a reality, but seeing the precedents of this story, even jumping in Nevada itself, it is hard to imagine how a firm in its right mind would decide to collaborate with Yueting.
We have said it on other occasions: the project is good and the developers, engineers and technicians have talent; the bad thing is that they go in the boat of a crazy captain, to the point that many employees have already set sail for Tesla.