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electromobility Faraday Future to compete on Tesla’s EV market By APaul Buckley nother new rival to Tesla Motors Inc. in the high performance electric vehicle sector has entered the fray. Faraday Future Inc. revealed the company’s ‘concept’ electric car at CES 2016 in Las Vega, USA. The four-motor sports car features a modular battery-pack design enabling the vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under three seconds and achieve a top speed of more than 200 mph. Backed by Chinese financing the Faraday Future electric car’s powertrain features a Variable Platform Architecture (VPA) with a new battery structure that is centrally placed for integrity and arranged into modular ‘strings’. Adding or removing the strings changes the overall battery capacity new wheelbases and crumple zones, which are optimized in each specific zone for safety. An intelligent, modular approach builds on a flexible battery layout and multiple powertrain configurations offer the potential to deliver a diverse range of vehicles to market faster and more efficiently than previously thought possible. The Faraday electric vehicle will be designed to offer autonomous driving capabilities from the start, and Faraday also is exploring shared ownership or pay-per-use ownership models. Last month Faraday Future announced plans to launch a stateof the-art automotive production plant in the near future north of Las Vegas in the USA. Faraday Future is preparing to invest $1 billion into the first phase of the manufacturing facility which aims to create 4,500 new jobs. The power to . HEAL CONNECT and allows Faraday to develop DELIVER BUILD TM Technology is transforming the world around us at a rapid pace. While you are designing the products that will save lives and bring global communities together, we are developing the power systems to support your most demanding applications. Our power expertise and collaborative approach are in place to support you while you shape the future of technology. www.cui.com/power-of-things The Power of Things www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2016 23


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