A beat, and then a small chuckle. “Tesla and us are taking on the gasoline engine producers, along with anyone else. Why would we fight over the current one per cent of the EV market?
“We’re not taking on Tesla, no.” Those are the words of Nick Sampson, senior vice president and R&D chief of secretive new electric automotive start-up Faraday Future.
You know the company. It’s the one that stole a significant amount of online real estate last week at the Consumer Electronics Show - the annual Las Vegas tech-fest - with the unveiling of a 1,000bhp, four-motor electric hypercar that theorises Veyron-levels of performance.