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EV Startup Faraday Future Dialing Back U.S. Production Plans

EV Startup Faraday Future Dialing Back U.S. Production Plans

 Source:Reuters | Publication date: Feb 1, 2017 | Author(s):Paul Lienert and Norihiko Shirouzu

According to sources familiar with the company’s plans, luxury EV startup Faraday Future will scale back on construction of its manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas and reduce its product lineup from seven to two models.

Qiong Liu, city manager for North Las Vegas, indicated that Faraday will now build a 650,000-square-foot assembly plant on a site originally reserved for a 3 million square foot facility. The operation is expected to go online in 2019 and build less than 10,000 vehicles a year.

Sources have also told Reuters that the company’s initial product portfolio will consist of the FF 91 flagship that it unveiled in January as well as a smaller, more cost-effective crossover called the FF 81 that would compete against the Tesla Model X.

For its part, Faraday responded to the claims by stating that the company remains committed to the State of Nevada and was moving forward with a “a long-term development plan to bring manufacturing facilities online at a steady pace.”

In December 2015, Faraday announced plans to invest $1.3 billion to build a factory that would annually produce 150,000 vehicles by the end of 2017.

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    wonder if the "good'ol-boys/cronies" that pass for gov'mint in Nevada will pull-back some of the tax-break-grease they spewed?

    hmm... wonder if they could just turn what's built of the factory into a pro-sports stadium??
    Given word that the Chinese government will be subsidizing construction of a facility that will produce Faraday and LeSee models, it's more than obvious that this North Las Vegas venture is at best a boondoggle.

    I'm sure the other states that were competing for this plant are happy they lost out in the competition.
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