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Faraday Future receives only 60 deposits for the FF 91

Lana Jelic | Jan 24, 2017 11:23 AM CST

At this year's CES, Faraday Future unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. The FF 91 is their first production vehicle, and the company plans for it to compete directly with Tesla.

Faraday Future receives only 60 deposits for the FF 91 | TweakTown.com

Shortly after the launch, the company bragged that they collected 64,124 reservations in less than 36 hours. However, Faraday Future didn't state how many of those reservations came with a deposit.

According to Business Insider, not many. Sources close to the company revealed that only 60 people actually paid the $5,000 deposit for their reservation.

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Model S P100D runs 0-100 in 2.3 sec with latest update

Lana Jelic | Jan 19, 2017 1:28 PM CST

When Faraday Future unveiled their first production vehicle at this year's CES, they were bragging that their electric car has faster acceleration that Tesla's Model S P100D, the quickest production car in the world.

Model S P100D runs 0-100 in 2.3 sec with latest update | TweakTown.com

Tesla's Model S P100D Ludicrous mode could achieve 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 2.46 seconds, but Elon Musk said that there is room for improvement with the latest software update, Ludicrous+.

As it turns, Musk was right since a Model S P100D accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.389 seconds, after the latest software update. According to Faraday Future, their car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.39 seconds, meaning that Tesla beat them with one software update. Also, Faraday Future plans to start the production of the FF 91 in 2018.

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First all-electric car ever to complete the Dakar rally

Lana Jelic | Jan 18, 2017 8:34 AM CST

An all-electric car has completed one of the most difficult rallies in the world for the first time ever. The Dakar Rally is considered to be one of the most demanding races in and Acciona's car managed to complete it in its third attempt.

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This is a huge success for Acciona and electric cars in general cause it proves that the electric cars are just as capable as gas-driven vehicles in grueling environments.

Acciona's car wasn't so successful in the first two attempts when it failed to finish the race, but the third time proved to be the charm. The car managed to drive nearly 9000 km (5,600 miles) across Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay and it became "the first of "18,000 vehicles in the history of the Dakar Rally to complete the event without consuming a drop of fuel or emitting a single molecule of CO2."

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Modified Tesla Model S goes from 0-100 in 2.1 seconds

Lana Jelic | Jan 17, 2017 4:26 PM CST

Tesla's Model S P100D is the quickest production car in the world. When Ludicrous mode is turned on, it can achieve 0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph) acceleration in 2.5 seconds, which is quite impressive. With the new Ludicrous Plus Software update, the results are even better and the time drops to 2.4 seconds.

Modified Tesla Model S goes from 0-100 in 2.1 seconds | TweakTown.com

But, it doesn't end there. Although it isn't a production vehicle, this modified Tesla Model S, created for the Electric GT Championship, goes from 0-100 km/h in an insane 2.1 seconds.

The car isn't a race car, but it has been modified. The team had to remove around 500 kilos from the curb weight, and they also boosted the horsepower to 778.

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Airbus wants to start testing flying cars this year

Lana Jelic | Jan 17, 2017 2:35 PM CST

According to Airbus CEO Tom Enders, flying cars might become a reality sooner than we think. At a digital tech conference in Munich, Enders said that the company is hoping to start flying a demonstration vehicle for single-person transport by the end of the year.

Airbus wants to start testing flying cars this year | TweakTown.com

Reuters says that Enders explained how this type of transportation would save billions on concrete bridges and roads.

"One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground," Airbus CEO Tom Enders said at the DLD digital tech conference in Munich, as reported by Reuters.

Enders said that they are at the moment in the experimentation phase, but the company does hope they will have a production aircraft for short flights developed by 2021.

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Faraday Future stops factory construction to afford CES

Lana Jelic | Jan 17, 2017 9:27 AM CST

At this year's CES, Faraday Future unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. The FF91 is their first production vehicle, and the company plans for it to compete directly with Tesla.

Faraday Future stops factory construction to afford CES | TweakTown.com

However, the company is struggling with certain financial problems for a while now and although the production of the FF 91 is planned for 2018, we will see if the company will stick with that schedule.

The electric car has attracted a lot of interest, and the company announced that in only 36 hours they have collected 64,124 reservations.

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Electric Concept One beats Bugatti Veyron

Lana Jelic | Jan 16, 2017 8:25 AM CST

Croatian Rimac Automobili has already shown their supremacy against Ferrari's LaFerrari, but now they have decided to show what the electric Concept One can do against a Bugatti Veyron, which is still considered the world's fastest production car.

Electric Concept One beats Bugatti Veyron | TweakTown.com

The race took place in Croatia, near the Rimac factory and although the Veyron has 1200 HP and can go up to 431 km/h (268 mph), the Concept One won.

The weather conditions weren't exactly perfect since it was -5 C, so the Bugatti had a hard time to launch properly, and the Concept One was at 20% battery State of Charge, so it didn't have full power available.

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More than 64,000 people reserved Faraday Future's FF 91

Lana Jelic | Jan 8, 2017 1:25 PM CST

Earlier this week Faraday Future unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. At the launch, the company gave some pretty interesting numbers about the car including the fact that it has 1,050 horsepower and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.39 seconds, which is faster than Tesla's Model S 9100D.

More than 64,000 people reserved Faraday Future's FF 91 | TweakTown.com

Production of the FF 91 is planned to start in 2018, but reservations have already opened. During their event, Faraday Future stated that everyone interested in the car could make the reservations by depositing $5,000, which are fully refundable.

And it seems that there are a lot of people interested in Faraday Future's first production car. In only 36 hours, the company collected 64,124 reservations. Although the numbers aren't as impressive as Tesla's whose Model 3 got 232,000 reservations in 24 hours, it's a huge success for the company.

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Faraday Future unveils their first production vehicle

Lana Jelic | Jan 4, 2017 7:04 PM CST

CES 2017 - Faraday Future has finally unveiled their highly anticipated electric vehicle - the FF 91. The FF91 is their first production vehicle, and the company plans for it to compete directly with Tesla.

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The company teased their first electric vehicle in the month leading up to the official launch, and one of the most interesting things they showed was that the car could beat Tesla's Model S P100D, the quickest production car in the world. Now, the numbers have confirmed that the new sheriff is in town - Faraday Future's FF 91 beats Tesla's car by a bit.

Tesla's Model S P100D Ludicrous mode can achieve 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds, which is quite impressive. Faraday Future beats that just by bit since their car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.39 seconds.

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LeEco breaks ground on $3 billion electric car factory

Lana Jelic | Dec 30, 2016 9:32 AM CST

LeEco has been on a quite precarious ground as of late, partially because their CEO is having issues with some of his other startups, including Faraday Future, an electric car company in the US. However, Faraday Future and LeSee the car division of LeEco are not the same company although the technology in LeSee has been developed by Faraday.

LeEco breaks ground on $3 billion electric car factory | TweakTown.com

There have been many doubts about Faraday Future's capabilities and future as a company since they have yet to release a product. However, LeEco is still moving forward with their $3 billion electric car factory in China. This is after the company's own CEO Jia Yueting admitted that perhaps LeEco has overextended itself across too many markets. As of right now LeEco makes phones, TVs, bicycles, VR headsets and cars. All of these markets require significant capital and human resources and it appears that LeEco may have stretched themselves too thinly.

In September, LeEco got $1 billion to bring its electric and self-driving cars to the Chinese market, but still falls short of the $3 billion necessary to complete the factory. That also doesn't account the funds Jia or his investors will need to also get Faraday Future on track to deliver a car and not implode before they finish their development for LeEco's LeSee car.

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