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Update: Faraday Future To Resume Construction of Plant

Unveils flagship 1050-horsepower FF91 electric car at CES

January 04, 2017

After halting construction on its manufacturing plant in November, Faraday Future told CES show attendees that since they have now unveiled their FF91 vehicle, they can focus on finishing their building.

Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 yesterday in Las Vegas, Faraday spokesman Ezekiel Wheeler said, “Our refocusing is to ensure we bring a cutting-edge vehicle to a very dated system and show what we’re capable of,” Wheeler told the Associated Press. “We want to fully fulfill our promise to the state of Nevada” for the 3 million-square-foot facility.”

Faraday spokesman Richard Otto said with the revealing of the FF 91 complete, Faraday will resume construction “in early 2017.”

“That was really it, we just wanted to focus on this first,” Otto said.

Faraday broke ground on its plant in April at the North Las Vegas’ Apex Industrial Park but a reported money shortage caused the company to stop construction so it could available financial resources to develop the FF 91.  The 3.4 million-square-foot factory, set on 900 acres, was expected to create 4,500 full-time jobs in Clark County. Faraday was promised $335 million in combined tax and other incentives from Nevada.

The company displayed the FF91 on an indoor roadway Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas. The FF 91 runs on a 130-kilowatts-per-hour battery said to travel up to 378 miles on a full charge. The company says the 1050-hourspower FF 91 will accelerate from 0 to 6 mph in 2.39.

No price or timeline was given for when the FF 91 will begin production.

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