Faraday Future’s managed to keep its forthcoming concept shrouded in mystery, keeping its teasers to silhouettes and detail shots.
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Faraday Future hopped onto the electric-vehicle scene with a pretty straightforward mission — beat Tesla Motors at its own game. With the backing of a Chinese billionaire and a growing web presence, the company is set to unveil its first concept at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), despite the departure of a vital employee.
Porter Harris, Faraday Future’s chief battery designer, left the company after 15 months of employment. Bloomberg reports that Harris lists his current employer as Lotus Research and Development LLC. Prior to Faraday Future, Harris worked for Elon Musk’s SpaceX.
This could have serious ramifications for Faraday, who utilized Harris for designing and building batteries. Faraday’s first concept is set to debut at CES, and the company is already working to build a manufacturing facility in Nevada. The company did not immediately return a request for comment.
Faraday Future has been acting quite mysterious since it announced its intention to build electric cars in the United States. At first, nobody knew who was funding the company, and as of this writing, the CEO’s name remains unknown. Maybe we’ll get a chance to see the man or woman behind the curtain at CES.