Second Faraday Future Teaser Suggests the Car Isn't Production Ready

Yesterday, Faraday Future released the first real teaser of its upcoming electric car, and all we could see was a small portion of the vehicle's front end.
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Photo: Faraday Future
However, it proved enough to get our juices flowing. The car looked sleek, futuristic and boldly designed - not exactly a list of atributes you could apply to most carmakers these days without bursting with laughter.

Today, Faraday Future followed with another image of their first product, and this one is even more revealing. To maintain some sort of symmetry, this latest teaser focuses on the rear of the unnamed EV, but in doing so it also reveals a very telling feature of the car.

Faraday Future's car does not have side mirrors, replacing them instead with video cameras. That's swell, but there's a reason why other cars haven't used this system so far, and it's not because nobody thought about it: they are illegal.

In what seems like a very clear case of resistance to progress, the authorities have deemed the replacement of side mirrors with cameras "unsafe," even though all evidence points to the contrary. Some manufacturers have used them on prototypes, but their venture into the automotive world stopped there.

But their presence on FF's electric crossover is a lot more worrying, because this could mean that the car isn't by far production ready, and that's what everybody expects to see. On the other hand, Faraday Future has plenty of time to tinker with the design and features of its first car since work is still underway at its factory in Nevada. And adding a set of side mirrors would be the easiest job for its designers, so there's no need to panic.

The same motif of the brand's logo - as seen on the fake front grille - is carried over at the back as well, only this time it looks like all graphical elements light up, acting as one continuous taillight. It's still hard to distinguish the overall shape of the vehicle, but we have the previously released videos for that, so we know it's going to be a pretty squat crossover.

The biggest problem Faraday Future is facing - apart from an apparent shortage of cash - is the Tesla Model Y. By constantly pushing back the launch date, FF might lose the advantage of being first on the market, not to mention its EV will likely be more expensive than Tesla's. At this point, though, we don't really know whether it will succeed in bringing a product to market or not. We should find out more in January at CES.
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