Faraday’s super-fast FF 91 electric car attracts 64,000 buyers in the first 36 hours
Faraday Future, the US electric vehicle start-up backed by Chinese internet company LeEco’s billionaire founder Jia Yueting, said it had received 64,124 reservations globally for its first electric car within 36 hours of the official launch.
The company unveiled the FF 91 - which it claims is the fastest electric vehicle in the world, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60mph in just 2.39 seconds - on Tuesday in Las Vegas ahead of the annual consumer electronics show, CES.
Although Faraday said eager consumers can put down a refundable US$5,000 deposit to reserve an FF 91, they also have the option of making a low-priority reservations for free, according to the company’s official website.
Faraday said the delivery of the first batch of 300 units is scheduled for 2018.