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 Stories February 12
Byton 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 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 Stories November 20, 2019
BYTON, the Chinese EV maker, today announced a collaboration with Electrify America that will give its owners in the U.S. complimentary unlimited 30-minute charging sessions for two years.
Byton Stories November 7, 2019
China-based Byton revealed its high-tech, all-electric M-Byte SUV nearly two years ago. We took our first ride a year later. Now, as the company moves toward sales in China in 2020, we spoke with Jose Guerrero, managing director of Byton Americas, to discuss its digital-first, go-to-market strategy in the US.
Byton Stories June 17, 2019
BYTON, a well-funded China-based EV startup, is trying to bring to market its first all-electric vehicle this year and it has now unveiled the first images of the interior of the production version of the car.
They are sticking to the crazy amount of screen real-estate unveiled in the original prototype. expand full story
Byton Stories May 7, 2019
Chinese EV startup BYTON is close to securing $100 million in new funding, according to a report. The company is looking to raise $500 million as it prepares to bring its first all-electric SUV to market this year.
Byton 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 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
Byton Stories June 12, 2018
Just a day after announcing that they secured $500 million in funding to bring their electric vehicles to market, BYTON is now unveiling an all-electric and autonomous sedan concept. expand full story