Faraday Future Breaks Ground on Nevada Factory, Expect It to Be Ready in 2018

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Faraday Future, a startup that wants to rival Tesla Motors, has begun the construction of their factory.
On April 13, 2016, Faraday Future’s key people arrived in North Las Vegas and broke out their shovels for a ceremony which is a tradition in the world of construction - breaking first ground.

The leadership team of Faraday Future cracked the Nevada soil while wearing suits for a photo opportunity marking the beginning of the building process of their first manufacturing facility.

Just like their unreleased cars, Faraday Future has big plans for their factory, and will employ a futuristic manufacturing plant which will be environmentally conscious.

Therefore, they will only use the latest materials in constructions to be able to exceed existing industry standards. The construction site will only employ green methods and practices, and all contractors will follow dust control regulatory standards.

The factory will have glass and steel panels, LED lighting, and will be decorated using water-based paints. The electrical energy utilized by the plant will come from renewable sources and be based on a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal energies.

The development will create approximately 4,500 direct jobs over a 10-year period in the state of Nevada. Faraday Future’s facility will sit on three billion square feet and will cost $1 billion. According to Dag Reckhorn, VP of Global Manufacturing, they want to complete the project in just two years, half the time it would “usually take,” while “still doing it right.” Considering how slow construction usually works around the world, no matter who is the designer and contractor, this aim in itself is courageous.

Faraday Future already has 700 US employees, and the company is continuing its quick expansion so they can start making their first production cars. The factory that they started building will manufacture their electric vehicles, and it has been designed to enable future expansion when sales and demand require it.

Faraday Future has not specified when their first production cars will be manufactured and shipped. A conservative estimate would say late 2018, but reality might bring the first cars from Faraday Future to market in 2019.

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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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