faraday future

  • Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse Crunch Network

    Los Angeles is a transportation tech powerhouse

    Los Angeles is famous for two things: entertainment and traffic. Back in the 1950s, any association with “stars” and “cars” would be the envy of any modern city. But today, that’s sometimes overshadowed by images of aggressive paparazzi and gridlocked freeways. But when it comes to transportation, there might be more to LA than just bloated commute times. Read More

  • Formula E grows, gains cred

    Formula E grows, gains cred

    This morning, Faraday Future Dragon Racing unveiled its livery for the third season of the Formula E all-electric open-wheel racing series in Hong Kong. The car’s black-and-white fade pattern echoes the Faraday Future logo, though the company says the design takes its cues from an electromagnetic wave. In the video below, Pontus Fontaeus, chief designer of interiors at Faraday, says… Read More

  • Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries

    Faraday Future partners with Chevy Bolt-supplier LG Chem on batteries

    How do you prove you’re serious about making electric cars? A partnership with one of the suppliers currently producing batteries at scale for shipping vehicles is a good start. Faraday Future announced such a union today, with a new agreement with LG Chem, the lithium-ion cell manufacturer that provides the powerhouses for vehicles including the Chevrolet Bolt EV. The partnership… Read More

  • This could be Faraday Future’s answer to the Tesla Model X

    This could be Faraday Future’s answer to the Tesla Model X

    Faraday Future is driving a camouflaged version of a real upcoming production EV in LA, according to Electrek. The site reports that a candid shot of a covered-up SUV is actually a test vehicle from the Californian would-be Tesla competitor backed by Chinese consumer gadget company LeEco. The vehicle looks like a crossover-style SUV, similar to a Tesla Model X, and this is in line with… Read More

  • LeEco plans to build a $1.8 billion plant to take on Tesla

    LeEco plans to build a $1.8 billion plant to take on Tesla

    LeEco’s not just messing around with this whole electric car deal. Back in April, the Chinese electronics company best known for its TVs and smartphone (once named LeTV, if that rings more bells) carted out its self-driving concept car during a big phone unveil in Beijing. The decidedly futuristic LeSEE (pronounced like “lessee”) features a foldaway steering wheel… Read More

  • Faraday Future says it is also making an autonomous car

    Faraday Future says it is also making an autonomous car

    Chinese-backed electric car maker Faraday Future says it is working on a self-driving vehicle. The company not so secretly owned by LeTV joins a growing list of tech companies making autonomous cars, including Google, Tesla, Apple (big rumor) and even IBM now powers a self-driving bus. Faraday revealed its first concept car, the FFZERO1, at CES earlier this year — an electric car with… Read More

  • LeEco wheels out its own self-driving electric concept car, following deals with Faraday Future and Aston Martin

    LeEco wheels out its own self-driving electric concept car, following deals with Faraday Future and Aston Martin

    If you know LeEco at all, it’s likely for the Chinese company’s smartphones. Or, maybe you’ve caught wind of its video streaming services or smart televisions — it was known as LeTV until fairly recently, after all. Those elements were present in a massive Beijing press conference held earlier today (including a trio of new smartphones that have done away with the… Read More

  • Faraday Future: “Tesla Model 3 is fantastic news.”

    Faraday Future: “Tesla Model 3 is fantastic news.”

    Nick Sampson, head of the startup electric vehicle company Faraday Future, spent a busy day as the title sponsor of the Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix April 2. I interviewed him standing up in the shade of a tree on a warm California afternoon before we both had to hurry off to the track where the cars would be lined up on the grid for the standing start of the Formula E race. While he… Read More

  • Faraday Future gets its first patent

    Faraday Future gets its first patent

    Faraday Future has its first U.S. patent in hand for a smaller, more powerful inverter. So it’s definitely not as sexy as the Batmobile-like concept car the company brought to its splashy debut at CES 2016, but it is arguably more useful. Read More

  • Faraday Future Unveils The Crazy Looking FFZERO1 Concept Car

    Faraday Future Unveils The Crazy Looking FFZERO1 Concept Car

    Electric car company Faraday Future unveiled its first concept car, the FFZero1, at CES 2016 this evening in Las Vegas, Nevada. And true to earlier leaked images, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Faraday says they see this vehicle as more of a “car of concepts” than just a singular concept car. Along with the FFZERO1, the company revealed a variable platform architecture… Read More

  • Images Of Faraday Future’s Crazy Concept Car Seemingly Leak Via Its App

    Images Of Faraday Future’s Crazy Concept Car Seemingly Leak Via Its App

    Whoops. Faraday Future — the super mysterious electric car company that no one really seems to know much about — is all set to debut something tonight… and it seems that something might’ve just leaked. An app called “Faraday Future Concept” briefly hit the app store this morning, complete with concept images and slides describing a “1000… Read More