The once-mysterious electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Faraday Future hasn’t produced a car yet but that isn’t stopping it from expanding to a second manufacturing facility.
The city of Vallejo, Calif., unanimously approved to enter into a negotiating agreement with Faraday for the company to build a second EV plant on the 150-acre Mare Island, a former naval shipyard where ships and other materials were built in the past. In April, Faraday broke ground on a $1 billion assembly plant in the desert of Nevada, 25 miles north of Las Vegas.
The city says that the Mare Island facility will hopefully bring in jobs and take the city in an economic upswing, considering the shipyard has been dormant since 1997. The facility would be about one million square feet and would be a location where Faraday could have Bay Area customers test drive vehicles and pickup orders once they are bought, the company says. Vallejo sits about 30 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Faraday seems to be following in the footsteps of EV competitor Tesla that has already built manufacturing facilities in Reno, Nev., and Fremont, Calif.
Faraday has six months to seal the deal with the city of Vallejo for the manufacturing facility.
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