Faraday Future admits its employees designed parts of LeEco’s electric car

Yet multiple outlets, including The Verge, have found that LeEco’s involvement in FF runs much deeper than just money. LeEco’s CEO, Jia Yueting, has had his hands in the operations of FF for a while now. In addition to being named last month to a “Global Executive Committee” at FF, Yueting was also given the position of “Chief Internet Ecosystem Officer” for the company, while SVP of Engineering Nick Sampson — the de facto face of the company — now answers to him, according to company emails seen .

That this tangled relationship is happening at a time when the Chinese conglomerate has suffered major problems (like a botched $2 billion acquisition of Vizio) is a big part of why FF is struggling, sources close to the company say.

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