Brother, are you able to spare a dime to maintain a dream alive?
The auto business is famously tough to interrupt into, however when Faraday Future first appeared on the scene with a billionaire backer there was hope that the identical lightning that had struck Tesla may additionally put the spark of life into this new enterprise. Since then, instances and fortunes have modified. Dramatically. A lot in order that the few FF staff that stay have began a crowdfunding marketing campaign to assist their laid-off comrades pay their payments whereas their employer seems for extra funding capital to maintain the corporate alive.
After a tumultuous first couple years, issues had appeared like they have been lastly going properly. Certain, the unique dream of a billion-dollar manufacturing unit exterior Las Vegas was lengthy gone, however nonetheless, earlier this 12 months it was teasing new ideas, getting a manufacturing unit in California in form and had snagged a juicy $2 billion funding. All of the sudden, although, there was an issue with that massive funding and layoffs and wage cuts ensued. Apparently, even a small authorized victory and the discharge of an inspirational video wasn’t sufficient to maintain the band collectively, and founder and CEO Jia Yueting stated goodbye to the ultimate three members of his founding 5 group of executives final week.
As Yueting casts about for $500 million in contemporary funding, his staff try to lift a extra modest $50,000. The “FF Manufacturing Household Funding” marketing campaign on GoFundMe, began by the supervisor of tooling and gear for Physique-in-White manufacturing Hector Padilla, seeks money to ease the burden on these affected most by the downward flip of occasions — manufacturing companions who have been laid off or placed on obligatory furlough.
It’s having a modicum of success. As of this writing, it’s collected $16,602 after solely 5 days of its anticipated two-week life. We want them good luck in reaching their aim.
Supply: Inexperienced Automotive Stories