Electric car manufacturer Faraday Future today broke ground on a new world-class, connected assembly plant in North Las Vegas with Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and several other key leaders from the region on hand. Construction will officially begin in less than a month, and the plan is to get everything done in two years instead of four.
The facility, which represents a $1 billion USD investment, will allow the company to build its flagship vehicle, the FFZERO1, and construct a cooperative fleet aimed to pioneer a new model of car ownership. In addition, it will be powered by solar, wind, and geo-thermal energy.
“This first plant will be a truly modern workspace, offering a clean, open-air environment, ergonomic arrangements, and an encouraged interactivity between employees and visitors,” stated Dag Reckhorn, VP of Global Manufacturing at Faraday Future. “This will make for a brand new, cutting-edge West Coast hub for the EV industry.”
When completed and fully operational, the new Faraday Future plant will employ around 4,500 people.