The new electric car is to be built in the USA at a plant in Nevada. Faraday intends to invest around one billion dollars and create 4,500 jobs. Faraday can count on direct financial support and tax rebates in the amount of 335 million US dollars, spread over the next 20 years by the state of Nevada, reported the 'automobile production'. However, the funds should first be parked in a trust account. The payment will only be made once the announcements are made. And it is precisely this realization that is now stalling. The work on the plant in Nevada has now been stopped and should start again next year at the earliest. The foundation stone was laid in April. Company founder Yueting Jia, founder of the young Chinese internet and technology company LeTV and owner of E -automaker LeEco , announced that the expansion of its parent company will generate more capital binds than expected. Accordingly, the money for the electric car production is throttled.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1 could very well pass as the Le Mans racing car of the future. Or as the upcoming Batmobile. If you take a look at the looks.
With the FFZERO1, Faraday Future, the US company founded in 2014, is introducing its first fully electric sports car. It is a test vehicle. The engineering and design team should derive future solutions for a series vehicle from the concept. And who are you aiming at? To the Tesla Model S, which Faraday Future wants to overtake from 2017. An ambitious project.
Faraday Future FFZERO1 with 4 electric motors
The concept vehicle impresses with its smooth body. Shaped by aerodynamics and all about the driver, as the marketing jargon says. The electric super athlete only takes one person inside. As it looks in the pictures, the driver is inclined in his position by around 45 degrees. The pilot looks at digital information that is imported into a narrow carrier. The smartphone sits transversely in the racing steering wheel. It should be able to control all functions in the single-seater.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1 draws its power from four electric motors. Together they produce over 1,000 hpand draw their energy from a centrally arranged battery, which is composed of modular cells.
The Faraday Future FFZERO1, which was presented at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, is based on the Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) the US company. It cracks 96 km /h (0-60 mph) in under three seconds. The electric sports car should be able to whir at over 320 km /h on the road.
The high top speed should be made possible by ingenious aerodynamics. Channels are designed to guide the air through the chassis and thus reduce air resistance. At the same time, the engineers forward some of the fresh air to the battery and the engine peripherals for cooling. Incidentally, the Batmobile with a high carbon content should be able to drive fully autonomously on the road and the race track.
Faraday Future with concentrated competence
Founded at the end of 2014, Faraday Future is based in California in a former Nissan development center and employs around 200 people. In 2016 the company plans to expand to 300. For the implementation of the plans, they brought concentrated expertise into the house.
As the US magazine Motortrend reported, the Faraday Future team includes Nick Sampson, who comes from Tesla, and the model's chassis there S, head of design Richard Kim, who helped develop the design of the BMW i8 and i3, and Silva Hiti, who was responsible for the Volt's drive system at GM. There are also interior designer Pontus Fontaeus, who worked for Lamborghini, Ferrari and Land Rover, Page Beermann, ex-BMW exterior designer and Porter Harris, a battery specialist who joined the team from SpaceX. The billionaire Chinese Yueting Jia, founder of the young Chinese Internet and technology company LeTV, provides the financial background for the project.
The interest of trade fair visitors and the media in the concept is huge, hardly a CES booth is so crowded like Faraday's. The study looks anything but ready for series production. Even if Faraday is backed by a billionaire Chinese entrepreneur: The realization of this out-of-the-way project can be honestly doubted.