Why would companies that manufacture phones, like Sony or Apple, want to get into the electric vehicle business? A better question to ask is, “why wouldn’t they?” While electric vehicles have only just begun to corner a small portion of the automobile market, the upside of prospective growth is tremendous. As vehicles become more reliant on batteries, wiring, and programming in lieu of combustion engines, companies like Sony and Apple feel they have enough knowledge and expertise to take a crack at an electric vehicle of their own.
BYTON M-Byte Stories February 12
BYTON M-Byte Stories April 21, 2020
The downturn in the economy due to the pandemic is wreaking havoc with the auto industry. The impacts are particularly hard on start-ups trying to launch their first vehicles. Byton, the Chinese EV-maker, this week put hundreds of employees from its Santa Clara facility on furlough, following earlier reductions in China.
BYTON M-Byte Stories March 3, 2020
Byton plans to launch the European M-Byte EV initially in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, France, Netherlands, and Sweden. Pre-ordering in Europe starts in the second half of 2020 for €500. expand full story
BYTON M-Byte Stories January 6, 2020
Chinese EV maker Byton returned to CES to present an update on its M-Byte all-electric SUV. CEO Daniel Kirchert kicked off the presentation by sharing news of the company’s progress to a market introduction in China later this year. There was little new information about the vehicle’s design, powertrain, and manufacturing. Instead, the focus of the presentation was media services that will be brought to the car’s ubiquitous screens.
BYTON M-Byte Stories November 18, 2019
BYTON, the Chinese EV maker, today announced that it has received a distributor license from the state of California. That means Byton will be a retail entity.
BYTON M-Byte Stories April 2, 2019
BYTON, a China-based EV startup, announced today that it completed its initial cold environment testing on M-BYTE prototypes, an all-electric SUV that it’s trying to bring to market by the end of the year. expand full story
BYTON M-Byte Stories November 29, 2018
BYTON, a China-based EV startup, started giving test rides in its M-Byte all-electric crossover prototype ahead of its launch next year.
We took a quick ride around downtown Los Angeles which you can watch in full below. expand full story