The company revealed its first battery-powered concept car, called FFZero1, ahead of the first day of the show. As well as a smartphone docking point on the steering wheel, the car boasts information projected in front of the driver, and plenty of other gizmos. So far, so not exciting. However, two things justify the hype about Faraday Future: its research boss comes from Tesla, so there is serious pedigree behind the development, and the company claims it will deliver its first production vehicle in two years’ time. Not such a load of hot air, when you consider it has the backing of the Chinese internet provider, LeTV.
What makes the production schedule so speedy is the modular design of the car, which can apparently be adapted for varying numbers of motors and battery packs as well as different wheelbase configurations.
We’ll have a more in-depth look at this potential industry disrupter next week, when we interview the main players behind Faraday Future.