Tencent recently obtained exclusively photos of the FF factory in the United States, which shows that the factory construction of the electric car start-up company is still in the early stages of construction. It said that some equipment will be moved into the plant and assembled in May.The company also maintained the same schedule for delivery of its first new cars by the end of 2018.
FF in 2017 8 monthly in California city under the Hanford an old tire factory, covers an area of about 1 million square feet (93 thousand square meters), the factory in November of that year officially entered the construction phase, has gone through the planning, license application etc..
From the photo of the factory that is exclusive from Tencent's first line, the factory is still building a preliminary indoor structure according to the previous construction plan.
From the photos, we can see that several large construction machinery cars are completely demolishing the two floors of the factory, and other workers are on the elevator to install and debug the indoor infrastructure.
Construction safety helmet with FF company logo
Large engineering machines are dismantling two layers of platforms in the factory
Large engineering machinery vehicles are dismantling two layers of platforms in the factory
The construction workers carry out the installation of the indoor basic equipment on the elevator
Since last January at the Las Vegas CES exhibition extravaganza and released the first electric car FF91, FF fell into financial difficulties for the purchase of vehicles, unable to get up after a fall, including sensor technology, chassis automatic driving supervisor senior engineering manager and other important staff have left.
Subsequently, the outbreak of financial crisis as the whole, the main investor FF Jia Yueting to the United States in July 2017, served as FF's chief network Officer (Chief Internet Ecosystem ecological Officer), and personally responsible for FF financing and build business.
The January 2018 CES show, FF's first electric car FF91 again a public appearance, but this time it is in a low-key way, during the exhibition, FF did not hold any public activities, only invited some of the media and investors to drive, "first-line" Tencent as one of the media are invited to participate in the test. But the FF91 concept car released a year ago and compared to the vehicle itself to feel the difference is not great.
At the beginning of February 2018, Jia Yueting announced at the first session of the FF global supplier conference, FF received $1 billion 500 million financing, basically meet the financing needs of listed before, and promised to deliver the first batch production car before the end of 2018. At present, FF has not yet announced the identity of investors.
A FF project that has previously been exclusive to the Tencent's "first line" shows that the FF91 plan is priced at $120 thousand. According to the previous plan of FF, the first batch production vehicle will be delivered at the end of 2019. For 9 days, FF confirmed the Tencent's "first line". There is no change in this timetable.