January 5, 2017 by Joey Wang
Very close! Not all went well yesterday during the unveiling of the Faraday Future FF91. The big hit of the night was supposed to be a stunt where Jia Yueting would ride the car on stage, stop on the right side, get out, chat a bit with his FF friends, and let the “auto valet” function park the car autonomously in the center of the stage. Nice idea but it went horribly wrong when the car drove on stage.
January 5, 2017 by W.E. Ning
Yesterday we saw the launch of the spectacular Faraday Future FF91, a concept-prototype of an electric SUV-MPV that will hit the market in 2018, if the company manages to build a factory, because they don’t have any just yet. Here is everything we know about the car so far:
January 4, 2017 by Tycho de Feijter
Faraday Future has unveiled the ultra speedy FF91 Electric SUV at the CES in Las Vegas, during a spectacular show that took about an hour too long. Biggest surprise besides the car was the appearance of none other than Jia Yueting, whom we missed at the groundbreaking ceremony of his new factory in China.
December 30, 2016 by W.E. Ning
Faraday Future (FF) keeps teasing us with the ‘production car‘ that they will unveil on the CES on January 3. Except that is isn’t really a production car because FF doesn’t have a factory. That however doesn’t stop the company claiming some more:
December 8, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Finally some good news for Faraday Future. The company released two teasers of what they say is their “production car”. It will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January in Las Vegas. The unveiling of of crucial importance for Faraday Future (FF). They need to attract new investment now that their main Chinese backer seems to be running out of cash.
The car is going to be an electric SUV set to compete with the Tesla Model X. The teaser shows the right shoulder seen from the rear. We see: a rear light units made up out of LED’s shaped in the FF logo, a winglet to the right of the rear window which is useless but will look cool if it can move up and down, the rear end of a roof rail with a red light in it, and a camera mirror.
November 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
More trouble for Jia Yueting, the founder and CEO of LeEco, the main backer of Faraday Future (FF). Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz has been very blunt about the company in an interview last week with China Daily.
In the interview, which hasn’t been picked up by international media yet, Schwartz says, among other things, that “Jia doesn’t have any money.” Chinese media are talking about a “crisis of confidence”.
April 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The ultra crazy and mega interesting Faraday Future FFZERO1 has been unveiled to the media in Beijing and will have its public debut tomorrow on the Beijing Auto Show. The electric supercar got a much warmer welcome here than in Las Vegas, where it was almost murdered in a shit storm.
April 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
We have received a flock of new photos of the LeSee EV, China’s new Tesla killer. The LeSee EV is a concept for now but the company says the production version won’t differ much. They are already testing with the production car and say the test vehicles have reached a 211 km/h top speed. The LeSee EV will have its public debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show, where we will sure check it out.
April 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the beautiful new LeSee EV, a brand new Tesla beater from China. The vehicle is a concept for now but LeSee says the production version won’t differ that much. The company is already testing with the production car and claims the test vehicles have a top speed of 211 kilometers per hour. The LeSee EV will have its public debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show, where we will check it out.
April 18, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Another day, another new car brand from China. Today we celebrate the birth of ‘LeSee’, owned by LeTV, China’s largest internet television company, often compared to NetFlix. LeSee will have its public launch on the Beijing Auto Show next week.
For now the company focuses on two main projects: Faraday Future in the United States and the electric Aston Martin Rapide in the United Kingdom. On the Beijing show LeSee will also debut a new electric supercar concept, above, which seems to be a slightly more realistic variant of the crazy FaradayFFZERO1 that debuted in Las Vegas in January.
Interestingly, on the sketches the car wears ‘LeCar’ badges. This name would make some sense with LeTV and LeSee, but it also reminds us of a certain French vehicle, which is by the le way completely unknown in China, so maybe LeTV missed out on that.