Savagian made the announcement via LinkedIn, Autocar reports. An 18-year veteran of GM, Savagian first joined GM in August of 1998, taking on the chief engineer position for the EV1 project. From there, he moved into a role as "General Director, Electric Drive Systems and New Products Development," running the company's efforts into electrification.
Faraday Future has made big-name hires something of a pattern this year. In May, the company lured Tesla's vice president of regulatory affairs and deputy general counsel, James Chen, as its new head lawyer and VP of government relations. Barely a few weeks later, the company snagged former Ferrari exec Marco Mattiaci. And while not a hire, the company recently announced a partnership with Formula E's Dragon Racing.