At the Consumer Electronics Show 2017, Faraday Future finally showed off a proper production version of its self-driving electric car. It’s unlike any other electric car on the market right now. The claimed figures are interesting to say the least. Faraday Future says that the FF 91 electric car has three phase permanent magnet motors that provide a combined 1050 horsepower while the 130kWh battery is big enough to provide an EPA adjusted range of 378 miles, but that isn’t even the good part.
The Faraday Future FF 91 is a smart car that’s going to put other smart cars to shame. Its autonomous driving system relies on 30 sensors as well as a retractable LiDAR system that powers the car’s “Driverless Valet” system.
It takes self-parking to a whole new level. You don’t have to be in the car or line it up with the spot for the car to park itself. You can actually get out, tap a button, and the car will look for a spot on its own and park itself. It will then send you a notification on the phone informing you of that.
Faraday Future decided against offering door handles and replaced them with buttons that open and close the motorized coach doors. Owners won’t even need a key as the car’s facial recognition system will identify drivers and passengers. It doesn’t have mirrors because HD displays are used instead of side and rear view mirrors.
The company says that the FF 91’s 130kWh battery is good for 378 miles and if you cruise at 55 mph, the ranges goes up to 482 miles on a single charge. As previously mentioned, the car has a claimed 1050hp, enough to propel it from 0-60 in just 2.39 seconds. That’s mind-boggling.
It’s safe to say that this car is going to be anything but cheap. While the company hasn’t said how much the FF 91 is going to cost, advanced reservations are being taken for $5,000. Rumor has it that the FF 91 is going to enter production in 2018 and is going to cost around $180,000.