Faraday Future’s letter to staff shows FF China plant to start on schedule

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Faraday Future, an American electric vehicle startup known as FF, issued a letter to staff today to celebrate its fourth anniversary and provide an update on the company’s progress.

In the letter, FF stated that in 2014, Yueting Jia, the founder of FF, and a small team wanted to establish a smart internet electric vehicle company in California. Despite criticism and skepticism, FF has built a vision and mission that accurately predicted the current industrial trends. Electric power, intelligence, internet and sharing are the central pillars of the FF concept and are reflected in FF’s slogan: “share the eco-world brought by smart travel.”

FF believes that pioneering change is more than just a slogan. Dedicated efforts, passion and efficiency are necessary for the scheduled delivery of FF91, Faraday Future’s first production vehicle and flagship model. FF’s letter states, “Together, we will make every effort to ensure the success of FF91’s mass production. Investors have provided us with a steady stream of capital and gave us autonomy in daily operations. Thanks to everyone for the great progress we have made.”

FF also mentioned recent hires from companies such as Ford and Tesla for key areas including finance and IT. Large-scale recruitment of local production and technical support in Hanford, California has also completed. In May, the Hanford plant construction and the first production equipment installation will be initiated. Meanwhile, FF will expand to China with its headquarters in Guangzhou. The Guangzhou plant will soon start construction.

YT Jia, CEO of Faraday Future
YT Jia, CEO of Faraday Future

“Almost all of the key suppliers and contractors are ready to begin tasks. We will work together to ensure FF91’s successful delivery. Under no circumstances will we dismiss a supplier or contractor. We embrace the participation of our extraordinary suppliers and talents.”

At the end of April, two FF91 electric vehicles completed customs clearance and were shipped to LeTV Automotive’s Beijing office in Diantong Tower.

The following is the full text of FF’s letter:

Over the past four years, FF has stimulated the dreams of millions of people. After all the challenges and hardships FF has gone through, it is time to make those dreams reality.

Dear Faraday Futurists, Happy fourth anniversary!

Thank you for the efforts that you put in to FF each day. It is your hard work and dedication that make FF91’s timely delivery possible. FF91 will redefine the mode of travel to allow people to live, move and breathe more freely. Over the past four years, we have made excellent achievements, but we have also learned profound lessons; we have reaped rewards, but we also face challenges. What’s the next step? Before we talk about the future, let us briefly recall the past and talk about how the FF company came into being and developed.

In 2014, our founder Mr. Yueting Jia and a team of only a few people decided to establish a smart internet electric vehicle company in California. Despite criticism and skepticism, FF has built a vision and mission that accurately predicted the current industrial trends. Electric power, intelligence, internet and sharing are the central pillars of the FF concept and are reflected in FF’s slogan: “share the eco-world brought by smart travel.”

Thanks to the innovators and pioneers, FF was able to grow in a relatively short time. In my opinion, we are all pioneers. Sometimes we might feel as if we were born at the wrong time. But pioneers are born to be alone! We have never changed our minds despite the opposition, questioning and incomprehension from the outside since the business began. Faraday Futurists has always believed that by encouraging people to pursue their dreams, we will eventually make a difference in society. Over the past four years, FF has experienced many hardships and even encountered the test of life and death, but we survived. FF did not withdraw. Thanks to the support of all of you, it will continue to move forward. We should take pride in seeing the increasing number of freshmen who follow the footsteps of FF to become part of the electric vehicle movement. The four developmental directions in automobile industry, namely connectivity, autonomous driving, sharing, and electric power have become a shared rule in the industry. Finally, the pioneers are no longer alone!

FF91 is a breakthrough. This car has a smart transportation ecosystem that pushes the boundaries of the three industries. With the extra “automobile robot” function, the FF91 has no competitor to benchmark against. Additionally, our many patents will help FF continue to create more changes in six major technology areas: vehicle platforms, computing platforms, autonomous driving, power systems, internet systems, and AI. Currently, FF has the highest proportion of talent in the internet and e-commerce industry of any electric car manufacturer.

We will continue to be committed to making changes in business and operating models. We will work in a new way to reconstruct the traditional car marketing model.

FF believes that creating change and being a pioneer is more than just a slogan. Dedicated efforts, passion and efficiency are necessary for the scheduled delivery of FF91, Faraday Future’s first production vehicle and flagship model. Together, we will make every effort to ensure the success of FF91’s mass production. Investors have provided us with a steady stream of capital and gave us autonomy in daily operations. Thanks to everyone for the great progress we have made.

Talents from companies such as Ford and Tesla have recently joined us in key areas including finance and IT. Large-scale recruitment of local production and technical support in Hanford, California has also completed. In May, the Hanford plant construction and the first production equipment installation will be initiated. Meanwhile, FF will expand to China with headquarters in Guangzhou. The Guangzhou plant will soon start construction as scheduled.

Almost all of the key suppliers and contractors are ready to begin tasks. We will work together to ensure FF91’s successfully delivery. Under no circumstances will we dismiss a supplier or contractor. We embrace the participation of our extraordinary suppliers and talents.

The road ahead is long and full of thorns. We can neither indulge in past achievements and become complacent, nor can we withdraw for fear of uncertainties and difficulties. Let us be more passionate and persistent. There are no such words like “give up” in FF’s dictionary. We once were the pioneers of dreams. Now, it is time to focus on the timely delivery of the new FF91 with high quality. The only way to realize our dream is through the delivery. This is the bottom line!

Fight to the first!
CEO Office

This article originally appeared in mydrivers and was translated by Pandaily. 
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