Faraday Future is a mysterious electric car company with cool ideas and not much else. The Chinese-backed startup has burned through millions of dollars trying to build its FF91, allegedly a self-driving electric car that can go from 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds. The company is asking for $5,000 deposits from customers, with an expected delivery date of 2018.
The company demonstrated a fantasy car that stuck a smart phone in the steering wheel and includes a helmet that gives the driver water and oxygen at the CES electronics trade show in Las Vegas in January 2016.
Since then, the company has seemed to do little but run up debt and watch its high-profile executives jump ship.
All would have been forgiven, however, if Faraday Future had managed to wow the crowd at this year’s CES with the FF91.
The spotlight was on. The expectations were high. This was the company’s last chance to live up to its “Tesla killer” hype. And... well, let’s just say you should watch this video before you place any preorders.