November 28, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
More trouble for Jia Yueting, the founder and CEO of LeEco, the main backer of Faraday Future (FF). Nevada State Treasurer Dan Schwartz has been very blunt about the company in an interview last week with China Daily.
In the interview, which hasn’t been picked up by international media yet, Schwartz says, among other things, that “Jia doesn’t have any money.” Chinese media are talking about a “crisis of confidence”.
April 24, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
The ultra crazy and mega interesting Faraday Future FFZERO1 has been unveiled to the media in Beijing and will have its public debut tomorrow on the Beijing Auto Show. The electric supercar got a much warmer welcome here than in Las Vegas, where it was almost murdered in a shit storm.
April 22, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
We have received a flock of new photos of the LeSee EV, China’s new Tesla killer. The LeSee EV is a concept for now but the company says the production version won’t differ much. They are already testing with the production car and say the test vehicles have reached a 211 km/h top speed. The LeSee EV will have its public debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show, where we will sure check it out.
April 20, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
This is the beautiful new LeSee EV, a brand new Tesla beater from China. The vehicle is a concept for now but LeSee says the production version won’t differ that much. The company is already testing with the production car and claims the test vehicles have a top speed of 211 kilometers per hour. The LeSee EV will have its public debut on Monday on the Beijing Auto Show, where we will check it out.
April 18, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter
Another day, another new car brand from China. Today we celebrate the birth of ‘LeSee’, owned by LeTV, China’s largest internet television company, often compared to NetFlix. LeSee will have its public launch on the Beijing Auto Show next week.
For now the company focuses on two main projects: Faraday Future in the United States and the electric Aston Martin Rapide in the United Kingdom. On the Beijing show LeSee will also debut a new electric supercar concept, above, which seems to be a slightly more realistic variant of the crazy FaradayFFZERO1 that debuted in Las Vegas in January.
Interestingly, on the sketches the car wears ‘LeCar’ badges. This name would make some sense with LeTV and LeSee, but it also reminds us of a certain French vehicle, which is by the le way completely unknown in China, so maybe LeTV missed out on that.