Before his career took a turn for the automotive, Chen built a reputation as a skilled environmental lawyer, with decades spent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. Chen’s history in Washington, DC is a strong asset for Faraday Future, and like Chen says on his biography page over at FF’s website, “Strong alliances and government partnerships will be key to realizing our vision.”
We are thrilled to welcome James Chen to FF as VP of Government Relations & General Counsel. https://t.co/Or4TweGSdJ pic.twitter.com/QkcJSoElme
— Faraday Future (@FaradayFuture) May 16, 2016
Undoubtedly crafting an ever-strengthening stable of competition for Tesla’s product portfolio, Faraday Future is aiming for a release date within the next two years. Since the FFZERO1 is meant to be more of a tantalizing concept rather than a preview of the company’s first production model, we’re left to guess what’s actually coming. On that front, FF is keeping its moves secret, with a faint silhouette and blurry rendering in videos the only hints to what kind of vehicle or vehicles it is building. So far, the only real clues we can decipher about the plan come from looking at the powerful players FF is hiring.