Surprise: Faraday Future Still Exists and Just Delivered Its First Vehicle

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

surprise faraday future still exists and just delivered its first vehicle

Here’s something likely very few people had on their 2023 Bingo cards: Faraday Future has delivered a vehicle. To a customer. Who paid money. The first FF91 EV delivery took place over the weekend, finally putting an end to the will they, won’t they conversation surrounding the brand.

To be clear, we’re talking about one (1) vehicle, but it’s one more than many expected. Faraday delivered the vehicle to a buyer in California on August 12 and said it plans to deliver others in the near future. The 2.0 Futurist Alliance launch model carries a price tag of $309,000 and an EPA-estimated range of 381 miles. With 1,050 horsepower on tap, the vehicle touts a 2.2-second 0-60 mph time and a 155-mph top speed.

The FF91’s price puts it in rarified air among EVs. Lucid’s Air sedan sports a six-figure price tag, but it’s roughly half the outlay for an FF91. The automaker claimed over 60,000 reservations when it announced the SUV, but it’s unclear how many of those have stuck around over the last six years while the company got its act together. Faraday has other models planned, including a $249,000 Alliance model and a lower-cost variant down the road. The company has struggled with financial issues for years and built its first prototype years ago, so it’s been a long road to reach its first delivery. 

[Image: Faraday Future]

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  • Tassos Tassos on Aug 15, 2023

    Ever heard of "Dead Cat Bounce"?

  • Inside Looking Out Inside Looking Out on Aug 15, 2023

    Fools are those who cannot afford Faraday Future. Those who can they are 0.1%ers.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Aug 16, 2023

    Woke up thinking about this today: You might be looking at the only EV that was ever sold anywhere where the sale wasn't motivated by the tax credit. 😉

  • Dukeisduke Dukeisduke on Aug 16, 2023

    There's a 24-minute video of the delivery, but I don't see that blonde chick anywhere in it (she's seen standing off to the side in a wallpaper on the site). I haven't listened to the audio yet (I might brave it tonight, after a drink), but just swiping through and reading the captions on the video, the amount of voluminous BS spouted by the FF guys should set off alarm bells at the SEC.

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