Faraday Future aims to threaten Tesla’s EV market share
Faraday Future Inc. revealed the company’s ‘concept’ electric car at CES 2016 in Las Vega, USA. The four-motor sports car features a modular battery-pack design enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under three seconds and achieve a top speed of more than 200 mph.
Backed by Chinese financing the Faraday Future electric car’s powertrain features a Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) with a new battery structure that is centrally placed for integrity and arranged into modular ‘strings’. Adding or removing the strings changes the overall battery capacity and allows Faraday to develop new wheelbases and crumple zones, which are optimized in each specific zone for safety.
An intelligent, modular approach builds on a flexible battery layout and multiple powertrain configurations offer the potential to deliver a diverse range of vehicles to market faster and more efficiently than previously thought possible.
The Faraday electric vehicle will be designed to offer autonomous driving capabilities from the start, and Faraday also is exploring shared ownership or pay-per-use ownership models.
Last month Faraday Future announced plans to launch a state-of-the-art automotive production plant in the near future north of Las Vegas in the USA.
Faraday Future is preparing to invest $1 billion into the first phase of the manufacturing facility which aims to create 4,500 new jobs.
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