The last couple of months haven t been good for Faraday Future, the Chinese-backed startup that hopes to launch an electric car within two years.

Work on the company s factory in North Las Vegas, Nevada, has stopped, and Faraday s Chinese patron, tech company LeEco, is running short on cash.

Faraday still plans to unveil its production car at CES 2017 in January, though, and hasn t discussed any plans to push back the start of production.

At CES 2016, the company said it would start production of its electric car.

But one former Faraday employee told the Financial Times subscription required that meeting the target launch date is not possible.

If CES goes badly, it s all over, the anonymous former employee said.

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