Faraday Future, the electric vehicle startup displayed a prototype of a vehicle in Las Vegas on Tuesday, showing off that it all set for production, the company is now backed by China, However, it still wants to move ahead in the race of crowded sector and curb its funding challenges.
The new model, “FF 91”, is described as “weird-pretty”, by its designer Richard Kim. It is a luxury electric SUV and according to its executives, it will the most technologically advanced electric car in the market when it goes into production in early 2018.
Due to cash shortage and recent activity of executive departures there have been questions swirling around the company’s prospects.
Faraday is now funded by a Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting. When Faraday made its debut at CES last year with a concept car with no intentions to be produced, since Leo and Faraday missed payments to a contractor working on its billion dollar Nevada factory raised more uncertainty over the company’s financial situation.
The executives say that car’s modular car’s modular architecture and flexible battery layout will allow for a faster rollout of future models. The car will have a range of about 378 miles (608 km) per charge. Its electric motors will generate a combined 1,050 horsepower, according to a Reuters report.
The FF91 is a futuristic SUV with spacious interiors, the car has no handles, the doors automatically open when the diver approaches the vehicle. There are holograms as well, these holograms will be displayed on the windshield, with information for the driver.
The car comes packed with sensors, including cameras, radar and lidar and can also be easily transformed into self-driving mode in the future.