Faraday Future, a California-based EV company, today unveiled upcoming milestones in its manufacturing process for the ultimate intelligent tech luxury FF 91 EV.
FF shared the timeline with local Hanford officials as part of an FF executive factory review. With the progress made by the Hanford manufacturing and operations teams, along with the support of FF’s suppliers, FF remains on target to launch the FF 91 in July 2022.
“Our Hanford manufacturing facility has made important strides the past few months. Today we announced just how far we have come in a short time and announced the aggressive ramp-up to fully complete our production facility in the coming months,” said FF Vice President of Manufacturing, Matt Tall. “I am personally involved in the day-to-day operations and construction here at Hanford to ensure we finish all of our construction milestones to deliver the FF 91 to the market next summer as promised, on schedule and with superior quality.”
The FF 91 production goals are modest, focusing on a smaller volume and specific clientele, ensuring a smooth roll out of the FF 91 and future vehicles.
Since going public in July, FF has kicked off construction at the Hanford plant and has completed the pilot line systems to support FF pre-production builds. The key production milestones at the Hanford plant include:
- Milestone #1: Complete installation of pilot equipment in FF pre-production build area.
- Milestone #2: Complete work to secure a Certificate of Occupancy, clearing the path for FF pre-production builds.
- Milestone #3: Start foundation construction for all remaining production areas including body, propulsion, warehouse and vehicle assembly.
- Milestone #4: Pre-production builds for final engineering validation and certification vehicles.
- Milestone #5: Start all major mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems to support equipment installation.
- Milestone #6: Complete construction and equipment installation in final vehicle manufacturing areas.
- Final Milestone: Start of Production (SOP) – summer 2022.
In addition to the manufacturing updates described above, FF also has achieved progress in the FF 91 program, including:
- Finalizing stamping dies
- Body assembly automation
- Paint shop automation
- Battery pack manufacturing strategy
- Inverter manufacturing systems
- Vehicle assembly systems
FF is creating a state-of-the-art facility that uses leading-edge automated production processes and highly skilled craftsmanship to rival the top luxury automakers of the world. To fulfill the expectation of the top-tier FF 91 user segment, the FF 91 manufacturing strategy calls for superior craftsmanship, cutting-edge technology, and the ability to personalize the vehicle to meet the style and functionality requirements of each user. This is one of the many FF differentiators compared to traditional OEM mass production.
“The resources to complete our Hanford manufacturing plant are in-hand, with construction and equipment installation mapped out with defined milestones to meet our production goal,” said FF Global CEO Dr. Carsten Breitfeld. “We are continuing to innovate our production process, and we are confident that we will deliver the FF 91 Futurist on time next year, with high quality and strong product capability.”
Faraday Future’s recent listing on NASDAQ not only raised capital to produce FF’s flagship vehicle, the FF 91, but also supported industry-leading product improvements. The FF team will continue to focus on innovation, providing a one-of-a-kind experience with the FF 91, along with the next vehicle in the FF lineup, the FF 81.
The FF 91 Futurist Alliance Edition and FF 91 Futurist models represent the next generation of intelligent techluxury EVs. They are high-performance EVs, all-in-one all-ability cars, and ultimate robotic vehicles that allow users to experience a third internet living space beyond their home and office. The models encompass extreme technology, an ultimate user experience and a complete ecosystem.