At an awkward on-stage event at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2017, Faraday Future revealed their first consumer vehicle that you may never get to buy - the Faraday Future FF 91.
The CES is usually reserved for new phone announcements, televisions of the future and, more recently, drones and virtual reality. This year, however, automated cars and electric cars have made a massive impression at the show.
When Faraday Future took to the stage to unveil the FF 91, things didn’t go as planned, and when the terribly scripted performance required someone to press a button in order to make the FF 91 drive itself on to centre stage and stop, the button was pressed, and… nothing happened. The presenter said that the FF 91 was “being lazy” and everything was tense as they tried to brush the moment under the carpet.
Ignoring the technical faux-pas, the FF 91 has an impressive spec sheet. It has a 130kWh battery, which gives the car an estimated range of just over 380 miles, 1,050bhp, and should be able to charge to 50 percent in 4.5 hours from a home charger; however, there will also be a 200kW DC charging system that can charge the car at a rate of 500 miles per hour – so you’d fully charge the car in under an hour on this system.
The FF 91 can go from 0-62mph in just 2.39 seconds.” That is faster than any car available according to Faraday Future.
An unusual feature on the FF 91 is the sensor pod that rises out of the bonnet when driving autonomously. The interior of the car is expected to be shown off later in the year, but we’re sceptical that this car will ever make it to market. Faraday Future are having numerous problems as a company at the moment, and rumours have been swirling that the company is falling apart – six senior officials, for example, have left the company in the last few months, and construction of Faraday Future’s $1billion factory has stopped due to funding issues.