Faraday Future’s FF 91 is here and Faraday Future is one of the newest competitors in the automotive industry. A few hours ago, they just unveiled its all new electric car named “FF 91” few hours ago at Consumer Electronic Show 2017.
With the current paradigm shift in the automotive industry towards electric cars, “FF 91’ definitely brings heavy competition towards the current electric OEM manufactures. In order to understand, where “FF 91” really stands among its closest competitors, I have taken the liberty to dive into comparing “FF 91” with Next EV NIO ep9, Lucid Air, Tesla Model S P100D, Tesla Model X, BMW i8, Rimac Concept_One and last but not the least Porsche concept Mission E.
You can also download the infographic version of the comparison below:
In last year same time, January 2016, Faraday Future announced FFZERO 1, super electric car at CES 2016. It was their very first official appearance. Until then, the company was operating in stealth mode until 2016 in California. Since then, Faraday Future (FF) has come a long way. Founded in May 2014 by a handful of industry pioneers, FF quickly gained momentum as a newcomer in the industry. Based in Los Angeles, FF has since opened two new offices in the U.S. in Silicon Valley and North Las Vegas. Currently, the company is building a State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility (3 million square foot, 900-acre) worth $1 billion in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, they unveiled “FF 91” which will be available in the market in 2018. The car is planned to be built in Nevada plant.
The car has following key features & specification:
- FFID: global user profile that travels with the user through the FF Ecosystem
- Facial Recognition Technology
- Autonomous Valet Parking
- True Keyless Entry
- NASA-inspired zero gravity seats offer industry leading rear seat reclining position
- Best in class high-speed internet on the road
- Acceleration: 0-100kmh mph in 2.39 seconds
- Top Speed: > 321 km/h
- Power: 1050 HP
- Range: 608 km (EPA est.)
- Charging Speed: More than 805 km per hour
- ADAS Sensor Suite: 13 long and short range radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, 10 high definition cameras, One 3D retractable lidar
- Length: 206.7”/ 5250mm
- Wheelbase: 126″ / 3200mm
- Width: 89.9″ / 2283mm
- Height 62.9” / 1598mm
We have to until 2018 before consumers can actually drive themselves. One thing for sure that the launch of FF 91 at CES 2017 today, definitely delivers the promise of Faraday Future. One thing is certain that the automotive industry is currently going through the biggest change in last 100 years. In fact, the automotive industry will change more in coming 5 to 10 years than it has in the last 50. A competition between players such as Faraday Future, NextEV, Lucid Motors, Tesla, BMW, Rimac, Porsche and others will definitely give more sustainable, capable and more exciting cars than ever before.