Faraday Future unveiled the first production model at CES 2017 in Las Vegas – the FF 91 electric car (read as “FF nine one”). The model is based on the VPA platform (Variable Platform Architecture) – Faraday Future's own development. The architecture of the platform allows you to create electric vehicles with a power unit consisting of several electric motors, a drive on one or both axles, as well as a fully controlled chassis.
The peak output of the FF 91 power plant is 1050 hp. According to the manufacturer, this allows a five-seater electric car to accelerate to 96 km/h in 2,39 seconds, 0,11 seconds faster than the Tesla Model S P100D. Batteries with a capacity of 130 kWh provide the FF 91 with a range of more than 600 km when assessed by the American EPA agency, or even 700 km when driving in a conditional NEDC driving cycle.
Faraday Future calls its electric vehicle the fastest charging in the world, with a top charging speed of over 500 miles per hour. At home, the electric car will not disappoint either: connecting to a 240-volt network will recharge the batteries by half in 4,5 hours.
Length FF 91 – 5250 mm, width – 2283 mm, height – 1598 mm, wheelbase – 3200 mm. According to the developers, the design philosophy of the model is based on aerodynamics. The elongated body with a slick nose and angular stern has a drag coefficient of 0,25, 0,01 more than that of the Tesla Model X. In modern fashion, the electric car received hinged side doors, but unlike numerous concepts with the same doors, FF The 91 retained the B-pillar. An electric drive is responsible for opening the doors, special sensors control the opening angle so that the doors do not hit anything. The rear and side windows of the electric car, as well as the panoramic roof, are made using PDLC (Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal) technology, which allows you to instantly change the transparency at the request of passengers.
The electric car is deprived of traditional rear-view mirrors, video cameras perform their function. The on-board computer “glues” the video stream from the side and rear view cameras and displays it on the display located in the place of the salon mirror. Cameras are also mounted in the B-pillars and inside the cabin, helping the FF 91 "recognize" the driver and passengers and change settings, including air temperature and playlist in the audio system, in accordance with the preferences and mood of passengers.
Faraday Future calls the FF 91 the first production vehicle to feature a retractable 3-sea lidar as part of an "autopilot" system. In addition to lidar, it includes 10 high-resolution cameras, 13 radars of various ranges, and 12 ultrasonic sensors.
Faraday Future plans to start production of the FF 91 in 2018. The price of the electric car has not yet been announced, according to estimates, it will be from $ 130 000. The company is now accepting preliminary applications for electric vehicles.
Video review of the Faraday Future FF 91:
Video about the creation of the first production car FF 91:
After the driver leaves the car, she goes to the parking lot:
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