Faraday Future Exec Claims NIO Eve Is A Poor Clone Of FF 91
"Imitation is the highest form of flattery, but poor clones get it wrong because we are promoting individuality" https://t.co/lCFMwySQlo
— Nick Sampson (@NickSampsonFF) March 11, 2017
Following the reveal of the NIO Eve, Faraday Future Senior Vice President of Product Research & Development, Nick Sampson, took to Twitter to call out NIO for what he believes is a clone job of the Faraday Future FF91.
“the design language is so similar.. and the wheels! ..our design was settled well over a year ago… leaks!!”
Below are the images posted to Twitter by Sampson:
By leaks, Sampson is likely referring to design information spilled by an employee who left FF awhile back to join the NIO team.
We should note that both Faraday and NIO are Chinese-backed companies, and that the cloning of cars seems to be a very common practice among Chinese automakers.
Here are some additional images for comparative purposes:
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