Screengrab via Faraday Future

Tesla competitor Faraday Future just teased its first electric car, and here it is

The future of electric cars is about to heat up.


Mike Wehner


Published Oct 28, 2016   Updated Feb 28, 2020, 9:33 pm CST

Tesla doesn’t have much in the way of competition these days—at least not in the form of electric-only car manufacturers—but that’s about to change. Faraday Future, which has been hinting and teasing its upcoming all-electric cruiser for over a year now, just showed its car in action. 

In a brief teaser posted to YouTube, Faraday Future shows of its new vehicle as it rounds corners and speeds along a test track. The car itself is covered in the kind of masking that many manufacturers use to hide the true look of new vehicles while they’re being tested in real-world conditions. 

“Can’t hear the engine?” the video teases. “You’re not supposed to.” 

That makes sense, of course, because the electric drivetrain of the car doesn’t require a combustion engine, and thereby creates a silent ride, just like that of current electric cars. 

The FFZERO1 concept

The FFZERO1 concept

Faraday Future

Faraday Future has yet to formally launch any product, and the vehicle you see in the video is expected to hit roads in 2017. The company, headquartered in California, showed off an all-electric race car concept called the FFZERO1 at CES earlier this year. The vehicle was claimed to produce 1,000 horsepower with a top speed of 200 mph, though the company hasn’t announced plans to put that car into production. 

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*First Published: Oct 28, 2016, 11:28 am CDT