Tesla's rival begins to take shape.
It was only last month when Faraday Future poached Tesla’s VP of Regulatory Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, James Chen, and now the EV manufacturer has managed to lure in another top employee. Business Insider is reporting former Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci has decided to join Faraday Future, but it’s too soon to say what role he will have at the company. For the moment we only know he will occupy a “top leadership post” within the Southern California-based startup.
The news is expected to go official later in the day and will follow other similar announcements, with Faraday Future managing to hire some big names in the industry from GM, Ford, BMW, and SpaceX. As for the latest corporate move, Marco Mattiacci was in charge of Ferrari North America and Ferrari Asia Pacific between 2006 and 2014, so he certainly has the expertise for a high-ranked executive position at Faraday Future.
Faraday Future made a big splash at the beginning of the year with its Batmobile-styled FFZERO1 concept. While that car was too outrageous to ever see the light of production day, the company is cooking up an all-electric SUV to take on the Model X. The model is destined to go on sale at some point next year and will be manufactured at a new $1 billion, 900-acre production plant in north Las Vegas, Nevada.
Source: Business Insider