Monday, 04 January, 2016

Faraday Future Teases Tesla Rival Before CES 2016 Debut

Faraday Future Sampson said while it plans to sell cars initially it may also experiment with models similar to Zipcar or Uber
Emely Stone | 01 January, 2016, 00:32

The clandestine start-up - which has been snagging auto-industry experts for some time now - isn't due to properly launch its vehicle until 2017, but the supposed Tesla rival will be preceded by a big concept reveal at the upcoming electronics show. "Watch live at 8pm PST on Jan 4: " * a class="_58cn" href=";_id=990587444341215" data-ft="{"tn":"*N","type":104}" *‪#‎CarOfConcepts‬.

The, as yet unnamed, Faraday concept was originally thought to be more of a high-riding SUV coupe, but the short clip and close-up of the front wheel arch appears to make it look like something altogether sportier, conflicting with other official teases.

The auto that will be showcased at CES will only showcase the company's engineering platform.

Faraday Future has been clear that this is a concept not the final product, so we can ascertain with some amount of experience that all the ideas put in this one will not exactly be practical.

The implication is some sort of car-sharing scheme, perhaps similar in some ways to Getaround, the Zipcar-esque service available in select cities that allows owners to rent out their vehicle when they themselves don't need it. If true, Faraday Futures could be a front for Apple's well-publicised move into becoming a car-maker.

We'll know more when Faraday Future takes off the wraps on Monday, January 4th.