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Byton M-Byte – Chinese EV going extinct?

Byton, co-founded by former Nissan and BMW executives, is a German-Chinese electric vehicle automotive brand established in 2017 in Hong Kong. Initially named Future Mobility, Byton was created as a startup to create and sell all-electric fully autonomous premium cars. Some of the largest shareholders for this company were Tencent and Foxconn. With the continued financial struggles within the company, the production has been slow, and the cars are still not available for purchase.

By Jengtingchen – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69869904

The latest news include Byton’s German subsidiary entering bankruptcy in April, and suspended operations in China in July. Will their vehicles ever enter the market?

M-Byte concept

In this quicky summary, we wanted to touch on the SUV model, M-Byte. Here are some of the stats:

  • Top speed: 190km/h
  • 0-100km/h: 7.5 for rear wheeled, 5.5 for all wheeled
  • Battery capacities: 72kWh and 95kWh
  • EV Range: at least 360km (224 miles) per company officials
  • DC Fast charge: 0-80% in 35min
  • Starting price: $45,000

The biggest feature of this car would certainly have to be the 48-inch high-resolution display, located at the center of the dashboard. This is a lot of screen real estate. Because of that, Byton’s operating system allows for full customization of the widgets and the information you want to see.

Check out the more detailed review of the interior below.

Earlier this year, there were talks about this Chinese EV brand exploring SPAC options, but nothing official has been announced. The company’s Twitter has not been active since April of 2020, nor did they publish any news on their official website recently. These are all red flags. Either way, we are hoping for the best, as the design and the technology this vehicle has could find their place in the oversaturated EV market. What do you think about the design? Would you consider buying this model?

Visit the official website at: https://www.byton.com/

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