Start of FF 91 Futurist Production Targeted in March 2023
- Anticipated start of production of FF 91 Futurist at FF’s manufacturing facility “FF ieFactory California” at the end of March 2023, coming off the assembly line in early April, deliveries to users anticipated to begin April 2023, subject to timely receipt of additional financing and stockholder approval
- Engaged in discussions with both potential new investors and existing FF investors to provide the estimated $150-170M of additional capital needed to produce the FF 91 Futurist
- The Company has received a draft $30 million binding letter of intent from a current FF investor, which remains subject to Board approval and certain conditions including the negotiation and execution of definitive documentation
- Existing FF Investors expected to provide capital to support production of FF 91 Futurist
- Numerous cash conservation measures implemented to help ensure delivery of the FF 91 Futurist
FF 91 Futurist Product Power Upgrades
- “Product and Technology Generation 2.0 program” product power upgrades announced for FF 91 Futurist
- 26 major new system and component upgrades made to FF 91 Futurist since 2021
Faraday Future ("FF" or “the Company”), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, today announced a series of strategic actions designed to support completion and launch of its Ultimate Intelligent TechLuxury FF 91 Futurist EV.
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Faraday Future Leadership (L-R): Matthias Aydt, Global Senior Vice President, Product Execution; Xuefeng (“XF”) Chen, Faraday Future Global CEO; Yun Han, Chief Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
The Company expects to start production of a saleable FF 91 Futurist at the end of March 2023, coming off the assembly line in early April with deliveries before the end of April, subject to the timely availability of $150 to $170 million of additional funding and timely stockholder approval of an authorized share increase. During the Global Investor Business Update meeting today, management referenced the non-binding letter of intent. Subsequent to the recording of the meeting, FF received a $30 million binding letter of intent draft from a current FF investor. The agreement is subject to FF Board approval and conditions including negotiation and execution of definitive documentation.
Faraday Future continues to make progress with testing and validation of the FF 91 Futurist through the Product and Technology Generation 2.0 program (PT Gen 2.0). The generational upgrade from PT Gen 1.0 to PT Gen 2.0 consists of significant upgrades of systems and core components from both the vehicle, and I.A.I area – the advanced core, which stands for Internet, Autonomous Driving, and Intelligence. PT Gen 2.0 was achieved through upgrades of 26 major system and components. With 13 key upgrades throughout powertrain, battery, charging, chassis, interior from EV areas, as well 13 key upgrades from computing, sensing, communication, user interaction, and significant performance improvements to the FF 91 Futurist.
“The management team at FF is committed to executing the next milestones and I’m energized by the commitment of the team. We will utilize our capital in a disciplined manner that is focused on bringing the best product to market,” said Xuefeng (“XF”) Chen, Global Chief Executive Officer of FF.
The Company also announced it had completed manufacturing milestone #6, the completion of construction and equipment installation in vehicle assembly areas. This marks six of the seven milestones (the 7th milestone being SOP) that FF laid out late in 2021 to mark its manufacturing achievements towards the start of production of the FF 91 Futurist.
As the only next-gen Ultimate Intelligent TechLuxury EV product, the FF 91 Futurist puts forward a unique and intelligent EV experience with extreme technology, an ultimate user experience. The FF 91 Futurist features an industry-leading 1,050 horsepower, an EPA-certified range of 381 miles, 0-60 mph in 2.27 seconds, a unique rear intelligent Internet system, and a revolutionary user experience designed to create a mobile, connected, intelligent, and luxurious third Internet living space and user mobility ecosystem platform.
No assurance can be provided that the Company’s ongoing financing discussions with existing and potential new FF investors will result in binding commitments in a timely manner or at all. The Company’s plans with respect to additional funding assume stockholder approval of an authorized share increase by the end of January 2023. The Company intends to file a preliminary proxy statement and pursue stockholder approval of an authorized share increase in the near-term, but no assurance can be provided that such stockholder approval will be obtained in a timely manner or at all.
Complete remarks and a recap of the Global Investor Business Update meeting can be found here: https://www.ff.com/us/global-investor-business-update-1215/
Users can preorder an FF 91 Futurist via the FF Intelligent App or through our website (English): https://www.ff.com/us/preorder/ or (Chinese): https://www.ff.com/cn/preorder/
Download the new FF Intelligent App (English): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id1454187098 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faradayfuture.online, (Chinese): http://appdownload.ff.com
ABOUT FARADAY FUTURE
Faraday Future is a class-defining luxury electric vehicle company. The Company has pioneered numerous innovations relating to its products, technology, business model, and user ecosystem since inception in 2014. Faraday Future aims to perpetually improve the way people move by creating a forward-thinking mobility ecosystem that integrates clean energy, AI, the Internet, and new usership models. Faraday Future’s first flagship product is the FF 91 Futurist.
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