For a company that has more concepts than car sales, Faraday Future sure knows how to grab headlines.
The automaker is being sued by The Mill Group for allegedly agreeing in August to pay $1.82 million for a graphics presentation, but so far, only has paid $20,000, according to Jalopnik.
The Mill Group claims Faraday contacted the company in about creating a presentation featuring various high-tech components to promote the launch of its first production car, the FF 91, in January. The complaint says that The Mill Group returned with an estimate, and that despite agreeing to the terms and promising payment, FF repeatedly has failed to make payments.
In what should come as little surprise to anyone familiar with FF, the company isn’t discussing the complaint, and details of the presentation’s purpose and fate are still speculation.
Since its inception in 2014, the electric vehicle startup has generated a lot of buzz, including complaints of failure to pay suppliers and disputes over trademarks. But the reveal of FF’s new electric crossover at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show shows why many within the automotive industry have taken great interest in the company.
The reveal of the FF 91 is encouraging for those who still envision Faraday being a rival to Tesla, something that has a greater chance of happening if the company can stay out of its own way.