Faraday Future Taps LG Chem to Provide Batteries for its Electric Cars
Secretive electric car startup Faraday Future yesterday announced that it had partnered with LG Chem to supply lithium-ion cells for its future battery electric cars.
The Chinese-owned California-based electric car company made a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show in January by showing its FFZero1, a 1,000 horsepower concept that can jet from 0 to 60 mph in less than three seconds.
The concept is the only car that has been shown, but spy photographs suggest the company has more conventional styled vehicles in the works.
South Korea’s LG Chem is a leading supplier of advanced electric vehicle batteries, providing lithium-cells for Tesla’s first car, the Roadster, and more recently, Chevrolet’s Bolt.
The Bolt is a breakthrough EV with an EPA driving range of more than 230 miles per charge that can cost less that $30,000 after government tax incentives.
In a press release, Faraday Future said the partnership would result in the development of the “world’s highest energy density for a production automotive battery.”
That’s a claim that can’t be proven until the cars actually arrive, but it is an indication that they could have extraordinary range compared to what is available today as more energy stored means a longer driving distance.