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Faraday Future’s Self-Driving Car Cleared for California Roads

2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas
Faraday Future shows off a concept car at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Jason Ogulnik — picture-alliance/dpa/AP

Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state, an industry source said on Tuesday.

The China-backed, Los Angeles-based startup plans to begin building and selling electric vehicles next year in the United States, but has not disclosed details of its self-driving program.

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A spokesperson from the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday confirmed that Faraday had been approved to test self-driving vehicles on public roads on June 17.