Faraday Future will reveal electric concept car at CES 2016

Faraday Future will reveal electric concept car at CES 2016

Secretive U.S automotive start-up company Faraday Future has announced on its website that it will reveal an electric concept car at the CES 2016 show in Las Vegas in January.

“On January 4, 2016, Faraday Future will unveil a concept inspired by our design and engineering vision. The future of mobility is closer than you think. Come and see,” says the company’s website.

Based in Gardena, California, in a research and development centre formerly occupied by Nissan USA according to Inc, Faraday Future says it will launch with fully-electric vehicles that will offer smart and seamless connectivity to the outside world.

“Beyond traditional electric vehicles, we are also developing other aspects of the automotive and technology industries, including unique ownership models, in-vehicle content and autonomous driving,” says the company’s website.

“Our team is currently comprised of more than 400 employees of diverse backgrounds spanning the automotive, technology, energy, aerospace and design industries. We expect to number approximately 500 by the end of 2015,” says the company’s website.

The senior leadership team at Faraday Future is made up of some former Tesla Motor Executives, no doubt creating a concern for co-founder Elon Musk.

Nick Sampson, Faraday Future senior vice president of R&D and engineering, was a former director of vehicle & chassis engineering at Tesla Motors, and Dag Reckhorn Faraday Future vice president of global manufacturing was the former director of manufacturing of the Tesla Model S.

The rest of the team includes Alan Cherry, Faraday Future vice president of human resources was the former senior director of human resources for Tesla Motors, and Tom Wessner, Faraday Future vice president of the supply chain, was the former director of purchasing at Tesla Motors.

Faraday Future head of design Richard Kim was a founding member of BMW i-Design and the lead designer for the i3 and i8 concepts.

“Faraday Future is reinventing the car, starting with a clean slate,” says Head of Communications Marcus Nelson.

“Integrating technology and design into every conceivable aspect, bumper-to-bumper,” he told Inc.

“We’ve assembled a truly world-class team, and beginning in 2017, Faraday Future vehicles will offer clean, connected, and smart mobility for all.”

According to Business Insider, earlier this month, Faraday Future revealed that it would be building a $US1 billion factory in the US to begin manufacturing its all-electric vehicles in 2017. But the company has yet to reveal key details about its plans, including the location of the factory or who is footing the bill.

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