Faraday Future / LG Chem Tie Up Tweet

Faraday Future / LG Chem Tie Up Tweet

Faraday Future is moving forwards with its goal of producing electric cars in North Las Vegas. The latest announcement from faraday confirms that the automaker has found a partner to construct its $1 billion, 3-million square electric car factory in Nevada.

In other recent Faraday news, the automaker announced the hiring of its 1,000th employee and a tie up with LG Chem for battery cells for the automakers yet-to-be-revealed mainstream electric vehicle.

All for a mass produced vehicle that we will see debut this January in Las Vegas at the 2017 CES show.

Despite the pending reveal, Faraday is still at least a year or two away from producing electric cars in the U.S., but with factory construction now set to begin, the start-up automaker is inching closer to the day when its first car rolls off the line.

The press blast below on teaming with AECOM contains little if any useful information. It doesn't even mention when groundbreaking will occur, but it does say that tours will be conducted once the facility is complete:

"The facility will embrace visitors and guided tours with integrated viewing platforms and purposeful designs allowing for visibility to vehicles during the assembly process from a safe vantage point."

Full pres blast below:

AECOM awarded contract to build Faraday Future’s $1 billion North American electric car manufacturing plant

State-of-the-art facility prioritizes sustainability to integrate with the North Las Vegas environment

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AECOM (NYSE:ACM), a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced today it has been selected to construct the $1 billion, 3-million square foot electric car manufacturing plant for Faraday Future (FF) in North Las Vegas, Nevada. AECOM’s industrial construction services practice is currently engaged in demolition, including mass grading for the relocation of phone towers, fence lines and the installation of temporary facilities. The project, to be delivered with a guaranteed maximum price, has an approximate construction value of $500 million and will be included in AECOM’s backlog for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016.

“We are proud to be working with AECOM as partners in this project, and their expertise will serve as an invaluable resource to FF as we bring our facility online in the future.”

“A revolutionary approach to transportation requires an unprecedented manufacturing facility, and AECOM is thrilled to be working with Faraday Future to help make its vision real in Nevada,’’ said Michael S. Burke, AECOM chairman and chief executive officer. “Our involvement taps our extensive automotive industry experience and our integrated approach to delivering challenging projects quickly.’’

“Working in collaboration with AECOM, we were extremely impressed with how quickly they aligned with our company’s vision of manufacturing in North Las Vegas,” said Dag Reckhorn, Vice President of Global Manufacturing, Faraday Future. “We are proud to be working with AECOM as partners in this project, and their expertise will serve as an invaluable resource to FF as we bring our facility online in the future.”

In keeping with Faraday Future’s mission, the production facility features a number of elements designed for sustainability and harmonization with Nevada’s natural surroundings. Structural glass, a water feature and dark sky-compliant outdoor lighting fixtures will welcome visitors and thousands of production workers by connecting the plant with the landscape. The project will also feature extended life-cycle materials that require less maintenance.

Additionally, the project will include sustainable and energy-efficient oils, elevator systems, and lighting, as well as prismatic skylights for daylighting of manufacturing. Even greater energy savings will be realized through roof-mounted PV solar panels for power generation, a cool roof Energy-Star coating system, and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. The current demolition work includes the digging of water retention pools to store water for compaction and use in the building’s cooling towers.

The facility will embrace visitors and guided tours with integrated viewing platforms and purposeful designs allowing for visibility to vehicles during the assembly process from a safe vantage point.

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