Electric car maker to build in Hanford
August 7, 2017
• Faraday Future finally finds its factory
• Will remodel former tire plant
The FF 91
Artist's rendering of Faraday Future's Hanford plant
Faraday Future’s 1,000-horsepower all-electric luxury sports car, called the FF 91, will be built in a factory amidst the cows of Kings County’s dairy lands.
Faraday Future, headquartered in Los Angeles and largely funded by Chinese investors, says it has leased the former 1-million-square-foot Pirelli tire plant near Hanford.
The company had earlier said it would build its cars in Nevada, but cancelled those plans about a month ago.
It is expected to take months to get the building back into basic operations with air conditioning and other utilities and cleaned up. The company says it hopes to be making cars by the end of next year.
Faraday has said it looks for an annual assembly line run of just 10,000 cars. At full capacity, the company would have about 1,900 workers in the Hanford plant.