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How The Man Who Challenged Tesla Went Bankrupt

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How The Man Who Challenged Tesla Went Bankrupt

Faraday Future, a California-based electric-car startup and Tesla’s once rival, generated buzz in 2015 as the company poached top talent from Tesla, BMW, Audi, Ford, and Ferrari. Called andquot;Tesla killer,andquot; Faraday’s meteoric rise in notoriety occurred on dubious underpinnings — the company did not promise a product, nor did it announce any concrete plans for its first few years of operation. The mystery surrounding Faraday was only matched by its enigmatic cofounder and CEO, Jia andquot;YTandquot; Yueting, the billionaire businessman who founded multiple telecom companies in China but left abruptly to become the CEO of Faraday. We took a look at YT and Faraday Future’s promise, the financial woes that led them both to bankruptcy, and YT’s relationship with the reanimated Faraday today.

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How The Man Who Challenged Tesla Went Bankrupt