Mysterious Lynk & Co is the unfathomable car share brand that sits between Volvo and its Chinese owner Geely, with Volvo architecture coming from one side and an incomprehensible business plan on the other.
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I have a strange and confused respect for the Low Speed Electric Vehicle industry in China. The whole industry is like that one crazy-ass friend you had in high school who would do anything, and never gave a shit about the consequences or what anyone thought. Sure, they’re probably dead or in jail now, but they pretty…
You know NIO—the Chinese-backed startup formerly known as NextEV—from the NIO EP9, what they claim is the world’s fastest electric car and one that just set some impressive lap records at Circuit of the Americas. Today they showed the world Eve, a concept car with claims of Level 4 autonomy and a hoped 2020 production…
A Chinese court has acted with “leniency” and jailed former FAW chairman and party secretary Xu Jianyi for 11 and a half years on corruption charges, Reuters reports. He ran China’s second-largest car company, one with ties to both Volkswagen and Toyota.
Running a car company means depending on outside suppliers and contractors. No car company can make all its own components or run all its own events. Even a fledgling auto startup like Faraday Future may rely on hundreds of other companies for parts and services to put its car together. This is why you never, ever see…
Today’s story on “here’s all the shit that makes starting a car company more of a pain in the ass than you imagined,” we have possibly the dumbest trademark spat I have yet seen: Pirelli shot down Faraday Future from owning the word ‘ZERO.’ Man, Faraday Future can’t catch a break.
We have no idea what Faraday Future’s first car, the FF 91, will cost here in America, but we just got an official estimate of its pricing in its not-quite-home market of China of under $300,000. As it turns out, this is more economical than it might sound.
First off, I just want to say that even though a glovebox handle broke off in my hand in a sharp fracture of plastic, I think GAC’s line of cars is essentially good enough for the American market. I’m pretty sure that handle thing was an anomaly, or the result of the freakish, uncoordinated strength of my weirdly…
A number of executives from the highest levels of Faraday Future have voluntarily left the company in recent weeks, the latest of them is Greg Adams, Head of Corporate Strategy, as multiple sources close to the situation confirmed to Jalopnik today.
Faraday Future’s most prestigious hire and top listed executive, Marco Mattiacci of Ferrari fame, has reportedly left the company. It is only days away from its make-or-break production car debut at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The best look we have at the potential of Faraday Future’s first car is a series of drag races the company showed off beating a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 and Tesla Model X. But there’s something that’s weird about the drag races themselves.
The billionaire’s money stopped showing up. Senior executives resigned left and right. Suppliers said they weren’t getting paid. You have no idea what a mess things are behind the scenes at the mysterious car startup Faraday Future.
Since Chinese-backed electric automotive startup Faraday Future burst onto the scene about a year ago with lots of hype but little to show for it, one big question has lingered: how did FF secure a $335 million deal with the State of Nevada when no one knew how much money the company really had? As it turns out, the…
While Faraday Future’s business side has some issues with paying its business partners, there’s no question the engineering side of the company is working on some extremely cool stuff. Here’s their prototype development vehicle looking like it’s about to whup the asses of a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 and Tesla…
Last week we saw our first images of what we thought were billion-dollar Chinese auto startup WM Motor’s first cars, and quickly realized they were, in fact, photoshops of a Mitsubishi. Now, WM Motor denies that those renderings were its own.
WM Motor stood out from all of the other Chinese-funded electric car startups that are flooding the scene at the moment by raising one billion dollars to get its mass-market EV brand off the ground. Now, finally, we can see their car and it’s a photoshopped Mitsubishi. (UPDATE: WM Motor denies it made these renders.)
“It’s clear Mr. Jia doesn’t have any money,” Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwarz recently said of Jia Yueting, the tech mogul behind the mysterious Silicon Valley car startup Faraday Future. This does not look good.
Things look increasingly grim for the mysterious Chinese-backed Faraday Future auto startup as it has stopped working on its billion-dollar megafactory in Nevada, its construction company told Jalopnik.