Faraday Future Converts Planned ‘Mega Factory’ Into 1/5 Scale Starter Plant
Faraday Future had already broken ground on a sprawling $1 billion factory in North Las Vegas when a multi-million dollar late fee forced contractors to go on hiatus last November. Then, at CES 2017, the company announced the resumption of construction as the city’s mayor waved to the crowdÂ â€” a physical manifestation of goodwill towards the company’s new promises.
What they did not say, however, was that the factory would be roughly half the size as originally claimed, existing as a smaller-scale starter plant. Faraday is the automotive equivalent of Monty Python’s Black Knight. It continues to suffer horrendous blows that cripple its operational ability, all the while telling the world, “Tis but a scratch.”
Las Vegas Now 8 NewsÂ quoted North Las Vegas city manager Dr. Qiong Lui as saying, “It’s a 650,000 square foot mini-plant that’s going to be complete about August, end of August.”
While ludicrously ambitious, that’s still nowhere near the 3 million-square-foot “mega factory” Faraday Future originally promised.
The NevadaÂ Governor’s Office of Economic Development says it will continue building roads, sewers, and water lines to theÂ Apex Industrial Park, regardless of the company’s involvement. “We’re not really hedging bets, we’re looking for a method to put the infrastructure in at Apex, because it’s critical for more than just Faraday, in the event that Faraday doesn’t move forward,” said Steve Hill, director of economic development.
Faraday Future continues to claim that its first model â€” the FF 91 â€” will be on the market in 2018.
[Image: Faraday Future]
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February 1, 2017 at 03:03AM
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