“No one knows who’s running it, but a mysterious electric car company is building a billion-dollar manufacturing plant and poaching the best minds in the auto world,” Harry Tucker reports for news.com.au. “The company is called Faraday Future, and it began operating out of an old Nissan research facility in California sometime last year.”
“It currently has over 400 employees working for it, but company bosses claim to be hiring around 10 new staff members per week in various fields with the aim of having 500 by the end of the year,” Tucker reports. “But for now, its staff boasts a who’s-who of electric car engineers and designers.”
“This includes the former vehicle and chassis engineer for the Tesla Model S, the head designer of the BMW i8, a former interior designer for Ferrari and a battery specialist from the Elon Musk-owned Space X,” Tucker reports. “A further LinkedIn search reveals more employees that have significant experience at massive auto companies such as Ford, General Motors, Volvo and even the likes of Facebook and Google.”
Tucker reports, “One rumor is that Faraday could be a dummy company created by Apple to hide its car plans until they’re ready.”
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MacDailyNews Take: The plot thickens.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]