Update to the Future

In The Future of the Future I indulged in fanciful speculation about who was behind Faraday Future. In the meantime, the facts have become known and widely publicized. “We will build the best electric cars to solve the problems of air pollution and traffic jams in China.” – Jia Yueting Jia is a billionaire. From […]

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The Future of the Future?

UPDATE In the article Faraday Future I wrote about a company that at the time was shrouded in mystery. Now it’s even more so. Based in California, Faraday Future boasts it will create vehicles with “four wheels” and “re-envision everything else.” Thanks to FF’s recent announcement that they’ll be building a billion-dollar factory somewhere, maybe […]

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Invisible Chinese Cars

Los Angeles, near the Staples Center. A Chinese automotive manufacturer has opened a showroom for its electric car. The showroom is empty, except for a few displays which are verboten to photograph. Look, but do not click. The woman manning the reception portal is polite and somewhat bemused by my arrival. Behind her and to […]

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Rising from the Ashes

In “Fisker Falling, Detroit Rising” – published in July of 2012 – I wrote about Fisker Automotive and the then undecided fate of the company. On October 29 Hurricane Sandy helped seal that fate with 6 to 8 feet of seawater. Fisker’s entire European shipment of 338 Karmas were destroyed at Port Newark, New Jersey. […]

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