Featured Rivian picks up Faraday's electric drivetrain team

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    EV startup Faraday Future continues its downward spiral since announced sweeping layoffs and salary cuts last October. Now it's dealing with mounting legal issues as 11 new lawsuits have been filed against the company since October. Suppliers and contractors are seeking almost $80 million in outstanding payments, damages and fees from Faraday.

    Beyond the financial and legal issues, Faraday is now also losing crucial talent. The team which developed Faraday's electric drivetrain has defected to Rivian. And that should be a good thing for Rivian. The electric drivetrain of the Faraday FF91 SUV was its most impressive aspect as it was able to accelerate the FF91 from 0-60 in just 2.39 seconds. Faraday may be floundering, but defection of its experienced electric drivetrain engineers is a gain for Rivian.
     
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    Good as long as we don’t pick up Faraday’s shady CEO :bandit: Joking aside this can only help having people bring over knowledge and expertise directly from another EV company.
     
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    The Faraday FF91 is a smaller car than the R1T and R1S. If they were as small, they would be able to drop into the 2.x second 0-60 range I'd bet. At the 2-3 second 0-60 range we're splitting hairs for bragging rights anyway. It's all nauseatingly fast.
     
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    #4 Hmp10, Mar 7, 2019
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    The FF91 is a large vehicle, slightly smaller in wheelbase and length than the R1T and slightly larger than the R1S. The FF91 wheelbase is 125.98 inches, with the R1T and R1S being 135.8 and 121.0, respectively. The FF91 total length is 206.69 inches, with the R1T and R1S being 215.5 and 198.4, respectively.

    While no weight data is available (probably because Faraday had planned to switch from aluminum to carbon fiber body panels in production), most observers think it would be greater than 5,000 lbs. The difference in acceleration probably arises from the fact that the FF91 was spec'd at 300 more horsepower than the most powerful Rivian model.
     

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