Faraday Future to reveal its first production model at CES 2017
The electric car brand has released an image suggesting its first reveal will be at next year’s CES show
Faraday Future, an upcoming electric vehicle manufacturer to rival Tesla, has announced the unveiling date of its first model.
The first production model will be revealed at the Consumer Electrics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which takes place between 5 and 8 January. It is not yet known if the car will be a concept version of a future production car, or a production-ready car.
The company has previously released images and videos hinting at the styling of its models, but this is the first time a date has been set for the unveiling of a Faraday Future production model.
The first Faraday Future car we’ve seen is the FFZERO1 concept, which was revealed at this year’s CES in January. The company then set up its own Formula E team with Dragon Racing, to aid the development of its EV technologies.
FF’s previous visual suggestions of its future models showed multiple model lines, including a hatchback, sports car and MPV, but the most frequently referenced car in the company’s materials has been a rakish SUV. It’s likely that this will be the company’s first model, given the current popularity of SUVs.
Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture means the models could be released in quick succession as there would be no need to develop subsequent cars from scratch, although this would be unusual given that this will be FF’s first road car.
We do know that the model will employ an LG Chem battery pack, which Faraday Future claims will use the most energy-dense lithium ion batteries on the market.