By on January 24, 2017

Faraday Future FF 91

When Faraday Future showcased its new car at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, everyone temporarily forgot the company was a structural and monetary dumpster fire. A large portion of that amnesia was the result of the extremely impressive presentation put on for the FF 91’s unveiling. Some of the visual effects used by Faraday in its presentations and propaganda marketing have been so impressive, it left me wondering who the company has trusted with those projects.

One company Faraday outsourced to was The Mill — a New York-based video production company that is suing Faraday for 1.8 million dollars over failure to pay it for a graphic presentation commissioned in September.

This is an exciting return to form for Faraday Future, which announced at CES that the construction of its Nevada factory — stalled due to similar payment issues — should continue shortly.

According to court documents obtained by Jalopnik, Mill gave Faraday an estimate of $1.82 million to produce a “graphic presentation with virtual reality, augmented reality and holographic components” for CES trade show.

Faraday allegedly agreed to a final agreed upon price of $1,822,750 in three installments. The Mill claims it received a single $20,000 payment for work completed, despite repeated requests for more money.

This is the status quo over at Faraday. The second half of last year saw mounting lawsuits from numerous unpaid service providers and vendors.

Despite all of the negative attention leading up to CES, Faraday netted 64,124 reservations for its highly-impressive FF 91 sport utility vehicle. Assuming everyone payed the $5,000 for priority reservations, the company should easily be able to pay off the majority of its debts. However, since there was also an optional free reservation, there is a chance Faraday doesn’t have millions of extra dollars just laying around.

Inside sources have placed the number of paid reservations at around sixty. That amounts to $300,000 which, incredibly enough, is just enough money for Faraday Future to go out of business.

The FF 91 is anticipated to start production in 2018, provided the company building it hasn’t been sued into a black hole.

[Image: Faraday Future]

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10 Comments on “Faraday Future is a Masterpiece of Nonfulfillment, Achieves Even More Debt...”


  • avatar
    OldManPants

    That photo brings some much needed comic relief to this testy TTAC day.

    Thanks!

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Kudos to Faraday Future for duping Mills into doing work for them for free.

    Seriously, what contractor/supplier will even answer FF’s calls at this point?

  • avatar
    FormerFF

    Hey, anyone heard from Elio lately?

  • avatar
    phxmotor

    Wouldn’t Michael Faraday be ashamed of his name being
    used by a company like this?

  • avatar

    FaraWay Future… I know, it’s getting old.
    Again, self-driving vehicles should shrink, not become as huge as the FF91, that authorities are getting scared to allow them on the road. Especially in dense city traffic, where it is supposed to mingle with cyclists and occasionally crossing pedestrians.

  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    So “Elizabeth Carmichael” *is* still alive, and “building cars”.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth_Century_Motor_Car_Corporation

    • 0 avatar
      la834

      Wow that Wiki page is loaded with inaccuracies. Dale Clifft did *not* design or engineer the Dale; he was a motorcycling enthusiast and tinkerer who built himself a 3-wheeled car by removing the front wheel from a motorcycle and replacing it with two wheels, adding a homemade body over it. Liz Carmichael saw it and preposed setting up a factory to make a car based on Clifft’s design. In reality Carmichael was a longtime scammer who had successfully dodged the FBI on counterfeiting charges for the last decade, and her only real interest in Clifft was to lend an air of credibility to the project to attract investors’ money. The Dale that emerged was designed by others and had little resemblance to the car that Clifft built. Clifft signed onto Liz’s company in its early days as an engineer and consultant after being promised royalties from having his design licensed. He soon grew tired of the increasingly outrageous claims made for the Dale car as well as her secrecy with the corporate books and began to question her motives and honesty. Clifft either quit or was fired after making only $1,000 and spent the rest of his life trying to dissociate himself from the car named for him and the swindle it fronted.

  • avatar
    Brett Woods

    It has been said. Faraday Future is a fake business shell posing as a Tesla competitor with the intention of borrowing money solely for the enrichment of the directors. Tesla is the only real constructor in Nevada. By mirroring Tesla (a mimic) it can tap into the lines of credit and investment opened up by Tesla.


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