Customer deliveries of the FF 91 are now slated to commence in the first half of 2019.
You'd be forgiven for forgetting all about the Faraday Future FF91. It was billed as the fastest EV in the world when the concept debuted at CES 2017 to plenty of fanfare. Since then, the electric car startup has suffered a multitude of setbacks.
Several senior executives left the company and financial issues meant plans to build a factory in Nevada had to be scrapped. However, it appears that the FF 91 is moving closer to production thanks to a $2 billion investment from Hong Kong company Evergrande Health. After building the first body-in-white earlier this month, Faraday Future has reached a major new milestone with the completion of the first pre-production FF 91 at its new plant in California.
"It is inspirational for us at FF to see all the parts come together for this significant day: the literal parts of the FF 91 from our various on-time supplier partners; the processes and tooling within the Hanford facility itself; and the invaluable training for the essential 'soft' skills required for this level of sophisticated teamwork I and others need in our Hanford production teams as we begin creation of our FF 91 for demanding users," said Faraday Future's Senior VP of Manufacturing, Dag Reckhorn.
Of course, there's still a long way to go before the FF 91 enters mass production, but Faraday Future confirmed that news regarding the company, the factory, and production plans for the FF 91 will be announced next month. Customer deliveries of the luxurious EV will now commence in the first half of 2019, the company claims.
Final specifications haven't been confirmed, but Faraday claims the "intelligent robotic vehicle" will accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than three seconds and deliver a range of over 300 miles. Recent leaks suggest the range-topping FF 91 will be powered by three electric motors delivering a combined output of 1,074 hp.