The patent is the latest hint that the company may be looking to take on the Model X. Last month, Faraday Future released a teaser video showing a concept-crossover EV doing laps at what was likely California's Willow Springs Raceway. In a less-inspiring development last month, reports surfaced that Faraday Future was as much as $46 million behind on construction payments for its factory in North Las Vegas. Faraday Future and its construction vendor AECOM both said at the time that they were cooperating on the issue, but work has now reportedly stopped.
Faraday Future received its first US patent earlier this year with its power inverter, and said its inverter marked an improvement over the company's competitors because it doesn't use off-the-shelf components. That patent followed Faraday Future's splash at January's CES Conference in Las Vegas. There, the company showed off its super-futuristic FFZERO1 concept vehicle, whose layout puts the electric vehicle's battery cells between the front and rear axles.