After a troubled start, Faraday Future – a startup not unlike Tesla was in its early days – has seemingly found its strategy and is now ready to look forward, deep into its future.
Since last year’s CES when the company delivered the prototype of the FF91 all-electric SUV, their first model, things have been roaring both up and downhill for the company. Now the brand is promising to have its turn-key Hanford manufacturing facility online toward the end of the first quarter.
”Our Hanford factory project is developing according to our planned schedule, and we appreciate the support give to us by the City of Hanford,” said Dag Reckhorn, SVP of Global Manufacturing. “We are well into the process of design and permitting and have begun planning our recruitment cadence. As of February 1st, the property has been completely vacated, so we will move forward on construction and equipment by the end of the quarter. We remain on an aggressive, yet workable timeline of year-end delivery for FF 91.”
The startup has also recently held the “Faraday Future’s Global Suppliers Summit” – with major participants such as Bosch, LG Chem, Fuji Technical & Miyazu, Velodyne, Ricardo, and Fanuc – in total close to 200 representatives came from all over the world to represent more than 100 global suppliers. YT Jia, founder of FF, along with his team, not only presented the vision for the company’s first model – but also revealed teasers of upcoming new vehicle concepts that might arrive after the introduction of the FF91 if all goes according to plan.