CES 2017: Faraday Future Shows Off 'FF 91' Connected Electric Car for 2018 Release

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Secretive electric car company Faraday Future today held a press event at CES 2017 where it unveiled its first production vehicle, the autonomous FF 91. The unveiling comes just as Faraday Future has been rumored to be "on the brink of collapse" amid financial difficulties and employee departures.

Faraday Future has been a bit of a mystery despite its ambitious plans to remake transportation with a fleet of intelligent electric cars. Unfounded speculation had at one point suggested Faraday Future might somehow be related to Apple and its Project Titan vehicle efforts, but Faraday's partnership with Chinese electronics company LeEco, which has electric car ambitions of its own, proved otherwise.


Nick Sampson, senior vice president of R&D and engineering at Faraday Future, took to the stage tonight to discuss Faraday's work over the past two and a half years on "reformatting the future of mobility" with a focus on disruption.


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TwoBytes

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It's a very new company so, to come out with something like this in a short amount of time is amazing. I think some competition for Apple is good if they are still planning to go the car route.

All these cars are so expensive that doesn't put them in the hands of users with ease.
 

ChrisCW11

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Please stop claiming EV is saving the planet. These cars are significantly more environmentally detrimental due to mining resources for the batteries alone and currently something like 25% of total global carbon emissions comes from producing electricity today. EV could be a solution in the future, but today they are only a burden on an aging energy grid that is too slow to change to renewable non-polluting sources of energy. EV today is for pretentious ass-hats that don't have a clue about the planet while thinking their $100k car is saving it.
 

Speedy Dingo

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the most cringeworthy presentation i've ever seen. and i thought elon musk sucked at presenting things.
My favourite part was the crowd yelling and hollering in excitement... for a company that seems to have come out of nowhere with an electric car no one's heard of either. Paid crowd? o_O
Most of the presenters had a crook used-car salesmen vibe to them. Feels like a kickstarter scam.
 

Robert.Walter

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Please stop claiming EV is saving the planet. These cars are significantly more environmentally detrimental due to mining resources for the batteries alone and currently something like 25% of total global carbon emissions comes from producing electricity today. EV could be a solution in the future, but today they are only a burden on an aging energy grid that is too slow to change to renewable non-polluting sources of energy. EV today is for pretentious ass-hats that don't have a clue about the planet while thinking their $100k car is saving it.
And then there are the types that cling to oil despite the wars and pollution associated with it.
 

Relentless Power

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As much as I love cars, I just don't understand whats the reason of so much power especially on the streets.
There isn't a way to express or fully release the power of a vehicle like that on a public roadway. Track only. There are times I want to release all 475 Horsepower of my Impala SS on the streets, but realize taking it to the tracks is a safer solution for everybody.
 

RichTeer

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Please stop claiming EV is saving the planet. These cars are significantly more environmentally detrimental due to mining resources for the batteries alone and currently something like 25% of total global carbon emissions comes from producing electricity today. EV could be a solution in the future, but today they are only a burden on an aging energy grid that is too slow to change to renewable non-polluting sources of energy. EV today is for pretentious ass-hats that don't have a clue about the planet while thinking their $100k car is saving it.
What a load of uneducated, ill informed drivel. Well, I agree with your observation that some jurisdictions aren't transitioning from fossil-fuels to renewable energy sources. For that the blame is solely in the hands of the greedy and corrupt politicians, and the big oil companies that bribe, I mean, lobby them.
 

Samdeli

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LeEco stock stopped trading since 12/07/2016 due to stock falling and capital losing. The presentation today is probably PR stunt to drum up capital funds. Chinese public company usually stop trading it self to prevent bankruptcy
 
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Please stop claiming EV is saving the planet. These cars are significantly more environmentally detrimental due to mining resources for the batteries alone and currently something like 25% of total global carbon emissions comes from producing electricity today. EV could be a solution in the future, but today they are only a burden on an aging energy grid that is too slow to change to renewable non-polluting sources of energy. EV today is for pretentious ass-hats that don't have a clue about the planet while thinking their $100k car is saving it.


You don't understand how these things work at all. For EV to work through growing pains means an evolution of technology and you can't have that without these stages. Learning to walk isn't easy.
Example: Aluminum and glass recycling took many years to become beneficial. Investing in tech, both financially and socially, is how things move forward. There are people out there already charging Tesla's off solar grids. And the Tesla may very well be the best car in the world and that's coming from a guy who owns the fastest sedan on the planet.


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