Photo courtesy of Faraday Future.
California-based electric vehicle maker Faraday Future has been named the title sponsor for the 2016 Formula E Long Beach ePrix—the sixth stop on the 2015/2016 Formula E race season, according to a press release.
“Part of the DNA that makes up FF is intuitive connectivity and assertive performance,” said Nick Sampson, senior vice president of R&D and engineering at Faraday Future. “These principles hold true in the fibers of Formula E. Their vision for the future of racing goes beyond the car, highlights technology milestones in the electric vehicle market and engages the fan base with manufacturers in a revolutionary way.”
During the Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix attendees will be able to see the FFZERO1 concept car—the first time the car will be showcased since the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the release stated.
“I am delighted that Faraday Future has put its name to the 2016 Long Beach ePrix,” said Sam Piccione, the chief revenue officer of Formula E. “Faraday Future is a company that is revolutionizing the way in which electric cars are designed through technology disciplines in much the same way that Formula E is changing motorsport. The U.S. is a very important market for Formula E, so it is fantastic that we are able to bring on board such an inspiring partner as Faraday Future for what I’m sure will be another thrilling event in the U.S.”
The car will be on display within the eVillage fan zone.
Future Faraday is based in Gardena with more than 600 employees of diverse backgrounds spanning the automotive, technology, energy, aerospace and design industries, according to its website.