Jia Yueting, CEO of embattled electric vehicle (EV) startup Faraday Future, has teased the company’s new car on social media shortly after partnering with a Chinese gaming firm on its production.

Jia posted a picture of the silhouette of the V9, which is based on the company’s FF91 SUV concept, on microblogging platforms Weibo and Twitter. He said that the new vehicle “blends design, AI, and seamless cabin connectivity.” The post marks the CEO’s return to Weibo after a two-month hiatus.

Late last month Faraday announced a deal with Chinese gaming company The9 to form a joint venture (JV) for the production, marketing, and sale of the V9 in China, with both sides holding equal control of the new firm. The9 pledged $600 million to the project, which is expected to reach an annual production capacity of 300,000 and begin selling the cars by 2020.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based technology reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.