Faraday Future and US Hybrid join forces for CV powertrain applications

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 16 Mar 2020


Faraday Future (FF), the California-based global intelligent mobility company, has recently announced an agreement with US Hybrid Corporation for a collaboration between the two companies to advance the use of FF’s electric propulsion system in new energy products currently under development by US Hybrid. 

FF is committed to the development of EV solutions along with US Hybrid to support California’s drive towards zero emissions for commercial vehicles. The collaboration between these two disruptive companies will work to expand the use of FF’s leading technology - first developed for passenger vehicles - into the commercial vehicle space with new solutions. 

Specifically, the partnership with US Hybrid will provide cost effective, efficient, lightweight, advanced powertrain systems for commercial medium and heavy-duty (MD/HD) shuttle buses and drayage trucks. The partnership synergizes FF’s investment in advanced powertrain systems and US Hybrid’s experience in MD/HD vehicle powertrain designs utilised on battery and fuel cell electric buses and trucks.

“As a forward-thinking leader in clean energy EV technology, we’re confident that with efforts like this agreement with US Hybrid, FF can play a significant role in not only saving the planet from adverse climate change but also showcasing our innovative technology to other companies,” said Carsten Breitfeld, CEO of FF. “This agreement is just one step in our decision to embrace new market opportunities for our technology and products.”

FF is a leading EV vehicle manufacturer with class-leading propulsion and battery systems. FF aims to perpetually improve the way people move by creating a forward-thinking mobility ecosystem that integrates clean energy, AI, the internet and new usership models. With the FF 91, FF has envisioned a vehicle that redefines transportation, mobility and connectivity, creating a true “third internet living space,” complementing customers’ home and smartphone internet experience.

The FF propulsion system is an extremely powerful and efficient modular system that can support different customer needs. The motor drive units can be used in one, two and three motor configurations, while FF’s high energy battery strings can be combined in any number that the customer and vehicle specs require.

US Hybrid specialises in the design and manufacture of power conversion systems for MD/HD electric, hybrid, and fuel cell commercial buses and trucks to enable them to become more reliable and fuel-efficient, with lower emissions and better responsiveness.

“US Hybrid is pleased to partner with FF in order to help expand the manufacturing of innovative zero emission powertrain components that reduce vehicle weight and cost while increasing efficiency for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles,” said Dr. Abas Goodarzi, CEO of US Hybrid. “We are thrilled to provide commercially viable solutions that ultimately support ports, good movements and municipalities in achieving their air quality improvement and environmental goals.”