FFZERO1: the First Concept Car by Faraday Future
It’s finally here. A brand new concept car Faraday Future FFZERO1 makes its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) in Las Vegas.
The company’s first ever concept, the FFZERO1, is a high performance electric vehicle designed to leverage the power of FF’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA). The VPA is a modular engineering system optimized for electric vehicles, on which all future FF production vehicles will be based.
“The FFZERO1 Concept is an amplified version of the design and engineering philosophies informing FF’s forthcoming production vehicles,” said Richard Kim, Head of Design, Faraday Future. “This project liberated our designers and inspired new approaches for vehicle forms, proportions and packaging that we can apply to our upcoming production models.”
User-centric design is core to FF’s product development approach. Like future FF production models, the FFZERO1 Concept has a sense of its drivers’ needs: featuring adaptive personalization, seamless transfer of custom vehicle configurations, access to live images and real time data visualization.
FF takes a literal integration approach with the most customizable and personal device users own today – their smartphones. FFZERO1 Concept directly incorporates the user’s device into the steering column, representing the intersection of technology and automotive engineering. Conceptually, this setup could enable the smartphone to serve as the interface between the vehicle and the driver in – and outside – of the car.
The FFZERO1 Concept explores autonomous features for the future, such as the vehicle meeting its driver at the track and perhaps taking a few perfect laps on its own to compare with, and improve upon, its driver’s performance.
Featuring four motors, one at each wheel, FFZERO1 is built for its use case: the track. If developed for limited production, it would have more than 1000 HP and would accelerate from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour.
Recently, FF received its first United States Patent (#9,241,428 B1) for its groundbreaking FF Echelon Inverter. Silva Hiti, Senior Director Electric Drive Faraday Future, led her team of engineers to solve current production inverter issues related to reliability, manufacturability, and power density. To overcome this they chose to pursue an entirely original inverter architecture from the ground up – one that offered a simpler, more straightforward design. Where other production inverters utilize 90 or more power transistors, the FF Echelon Inverter uses only 12. Helping to streamline its packaging and overall weight. When driving the electric motor, the FF Echelon Inverter achieves 20-30% greater power density than our competitors’ applications, allowing it to transform that many more watts for every gram of its weight. The FF Echelon Inverter has been extensively tested by our engineers and production versions of the unit will live inside our future FF produces.
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