Faraday’s Biggest Problem Isn’t The Money

10 Jan

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Faraday has a big problem, but it’s not their questionable finances.

It’s the car.

The FF-91 reveal was a make-or-break moment for Faraday, and as SNL’s Stefon would say: This place had everything. A billionaire Chinese investor who might be going broke. An automotive startup trying to survive a media witch-hunt. Employees who wanted to talk, but wouldn’t give their names. A shortage of hors d’oeuvres. A Ferrari. A Bentley. A Tesla. A meaningless drag race. An unflappable Englishman who should be CEO but inexplicably isn’t. An engineer in a bad shirt two sizes too small. A sea of foreign media who sat through it all with rictus grins. A car that failed in its moment of truth.

My God. The missing money. The opaque company structure. The over-long reveal. The vague plan. This is what happens when no one is in charge. It wouldn’t matter if Faraday had $10B in the bank. Remove words like mobility and connectivity and what’s left?

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I’ve Seen the Real Faraday—and You Can, Too

5 Jan

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I’ve seen the real Faraday. It wasn’t the 1,000-horsepower, Le Mans-prototype FFZero1 supercar I saw in Las Vegas last night.

The real-deal Faraday, the Faraday they meant to show, the Faraday that’s supposed to change the world, is something completely different. I’m utterly convinced that Faraday is onto something, but it has almost nothing to do with the entertaining monstrosity that was unveiled.

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