Faraday Future will produce the FF 91 luxury EV at its ieFactory in Hanford
August 2, 2022
HANFORD, Calif.—As it continues to make progress toward completing construction and equipment installation at its new North American manufacturing facility, the luxury electric vehicle company Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (FF) reported it is nearing the start of production of its new TechLuxury FF 91 EV at the Hanford plant, dubbed “FF ieFactory California.”
The FF ieFactory California is said to represent a new class of production facilities where intelligent, connected, and electrified products are created and become part of a larger connected, shared user ecosystem. It is just the beginning of FF’s global production platform, the company said in a release.
“We continue to make exceptional progress on construction and development in our Hanford manufacturing plant, and we are getting closer to our start of production (SOP) later this year,” said Carsten Breitfeld, Ph.D. and Global CEO of Faraday Future, in the release. “Main body lines, e-coat systems and paint ovens, and conveyance are all in place for start of production, and we continue to build production-intent vehicles that will be used for further testing and validation.”
The TechLuxury FF 91 was designed in the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles, engineered in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and China, and will be produced in the Hanford manufacturing plant.
Faraday Future is said to be using a sophisticated electrocoating process in its paint shop to help ensure superior paint finish and durability. The team at the FF ieFactory California is in the final stages of commissioning the tanks used in this process, the company said.
In the body shop, FF is said to be nearing completion of construction and equipment installation in the final vehicle manufacturing areas. Robots in the body shop are undergoing final commissioning and validation to support production activity. This area, like the balance of the factory, is said to focus on quality and precision manufacturing processes to help ensure the FF 91 is built to the highest standards. The facility will adopt a customized, high-quality, luxury-focused production setup for the flagship FF 91 EV, the company said.
As it builds out the facility, Faraday Future said it is focusing on “world class craftsmanship and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and automation to rival the top luxury automakers of the world.” The company said it will hire upwards of 350 new employees at the Hanford facility as it ramps up production.