Tag: Byton

Oct 22, 2020 - 02:11 pm

Byton CEO Daniel Kirchert quits

German CEO Daniel Kirchert has reportedly left the struggling electric car manufacturer Byton. Nevertheless, there is a glimmer of hope for Byton: potential investors are conducting a ‘due diligence’ review at the moment.

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Aug 26, 2020 - 03:23 pm

Byton resumes operations as Shengteng

There is news about the electric car start-up Byton, which has been temporarily suspended since 01 July. Chinese media now report, citing insiders, that the company is ready to resume full operations in September 2020.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 01:23 pm

Byton may be facing bankruptcy

The electric car startup Byton that started with such promise looks to be on the brink of collapse. According to the company, it will cease operations for half a year from 1 July – whether it will continue after that is open.

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Apr 22, 2020 - 01:06 pm

Byton furloughs half their US workforce

Byton furloughed half of their workforce employed at the U.S. headquarters in Santa Clara, California, due to the effects of the pandemic. The production launch of the M-Byte is also apparently at risk.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 03:52 pm

Byton selects Qmerit as charging partner in the US

Byton has selected Qmerit as their new charging partner for wallbox installations in the USA. The agreement is for the installation of Level-2 residential charging hardware, leveraging Qmerit’s contractor network to help provide customer service.

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Mar 2, 2020 - 06:03 pm

Byton M-Byte pre-orders to start in EU before year’s end

Before the end of this year, Chinese manufacturer Byton will be accepting advance orders from European customers for its first electric model M-Byte – for a reservation fee of 500 euros. Byton has also revealed some details on the planned distribution and charging service.

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Jan 6, 2020 - 11:33 am

Byton wins fresh financing in round 3

Byton electric car startup has received round C financing with the stake purchased by Japanese conglomerate Marubeni. At the CES in Las Vegas, both companies announced a strategic partnership but gave few details about the partnership. Byton also announced other partnerships, such as for content on the big screen in the M-byte.

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Nov 21, 2019 - 12:21 pm

Byton & Electrify America announce cooperation

Byton will cooperate with Electrify America to provide owners of its electric cars in the USA with two years of free charging at the Volkswagen subsidiary’s public stations. Byton promises it will also be making “further important announcements” soon.

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Oct 26, 2019 - 01:05 pm

Byton starts pre-production of the M-Byte EV

The Chinese electric car brand Byton has now started production of the pre-production series of its first M-Byte model at its Nanjing plant. The manufacturer says it already has 50,000 reservations for the EV worldwide.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 01:17 pm

Byton contracts manufacturing in South Korea

The automotive parts manufacturer MS Autotech has just become a contract manufacturer for Byton in South Korea. Through its subsidiary Myoungshin, MS Autotech will produce more than 50,000 electric cars annually – in a former General Motors factory.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm

Byton reveals the serial M-Byte at the IAA

At the IAA, Byton presented the series version of the M-Byte. The first deliveries to customers in China are slightly behind schedule and will begin in mid-2020. In Europe and North America, the company’s debut current will be launched in 2021.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 12:20 pm

Byton confirms co-founder Breitfeld is leaving

Today the Chinese electric car startup Byton confirmed that their Chairperson and CTO, former BMW manager Dr Carsten Breitfeld is leaving to “start a new adventure within the startup industry”. Byton said they will announce a new CTO soon and are on track with the pre-series production of M-Byte starting this summer.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Korea: Former GM factory picked up by MS Autotech

A former General Motors car factory in the South Korean city of Gunsan is to become a production site for electric cars. The Korean component manufacturer MS Autotech bought the plant for the equivalent of almost 100 million dollars to manufacture on behalf of several OEMs.

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Apr 2, 2019 - 01:18 pm

Byton marks 50,000 M-Byte reservations

Although the vehicle is not yet on the market, but Byton has already received no less than 50,000 reservations for the M byte via the website. Meanwhile, the startup with prototypes of the model completed winter tests in Inner Mongolia.

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Jan 29, 2019 - 04:16 pm

Byton makes changes to leadership structure

Byton has announced to split the positions of CEO and Chairman more strictly, with Carsten Breitfeld taking over the role of chairman. Co-founder Daniel Kirchert will become CEO. Until now, Breitfeld had covered both positions.

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Jan 18, 2019 - 06:12 pm

Byton looking for online sales and offline stores

Byton opened its first brick and mortar store in Shanghai this weekend and plans to expand to 30 locations by the end of the year. The Chinese EV startup will use the stores to set up and increase its online sales and service network.

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Jan 7, 2019 - 03:52 pm

Byton presents pre-serial M-Byte with giant display

One year after the concept presentation of its first model, the Chinese electric car startup Byton, led by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld, follows up at the CES with the pre-series version of the electric SUV M-Byte, which is due to go into production this year.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 04:07 pm

Byton plans April 2019 production launch in China

Byton has announced that their production launch for the electric SUV M-Byte will begin in April next year in China. The sales launch for China is planned for the second half of the year. In Europe and the US, the model will likely likely hit the market in the second half of 2020.

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Oct 11, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Byton acquires FAW subsidiary Huali / securing license

Chinese EV start-up Byton, led by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld, takes over FAW subsidiary Huali (Tijian) Automobile and thereby secures a production license for serial production of electric cars in China. Byton had already closed an investment agreement with FAW in summer.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 02:08 pm

China’s EV startups turning to established suppliers

News reach us speaking of two strategic cooperations. Electric carmaker WM Motor of China has turned to BorgWarner as a seasoned supplier of electric drives. Also Byton, China’s EV startup with a western all-star board, announced a cooperation with Bosch.

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Jun 12, 2018 - 01:08 pm

Byton reveals electric premium sedan K-Byte

Just before the CES Asia in Shanghai, Byton has decided to pull back the curtain on their newest concept: The fully electric premium sedan K-Byte. They also announced the name for their e-SUV; It will be called the M-Byte.

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Jun 11, 2018 - 12:37 pm

Byton secures investment from CATL, closes with $500M

Electric car startup Byton has closed its latest round of financing. It collected half a billion dollars from investors, the latest being CATL that joins the likes of China’s FAW. Byton, led by former BMWi manager Breitfeld, is about to present their second concept EV.

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Apr 20, 2018 - 06:20 pm

China’s state car manufacturer FAW invests in Byton

The car manufacturer FAW, which is owned by the Chinese government, is investing a “significant amount of money” into the EV startup Byton, which is run by former BMW-i manager Carsten Breitfeld. The news was broken by Breitfeld himself.

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Apr 5, 2018 - 04:37 pm

Byton launches 2nd US site and manager duo

The electric startup Byton has hired two new managers, and opened a new factory in the USA. After the completion of the company HQ in Santa Clara, the EV brand owned by Future Mobility set up a new location in Los Angeles called the “LA Future Lab”.

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Feb 6, 2018 - 06:54 pm

Byton cooperating with Aurora on autonomous vehicles

The EV startup Byton is cooperating with Aurora to construct a self-driving, electric SUV for 2020. The vehicle has bold targets, and is planned to have a 300-mile range and all the fancy gadgets. The car will also be driving with Level 4 autonomous vehicle capabilities.

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Jan 8, 2018 - 12:32 pm

Future Mobility takes wraps off Byton e-SUV

The Foxconn and Tencent funded start-up led by former BMWi manager Carsten Breitfeld presents the first model of its Byton brand. On sale is set for 2019, first in China and a year later in Europe and the States.

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Jan 4, 2018 - 01:15 pm

Byton to unveil its first electric car at CES

Ahead of its debut at CES, EV brand Byton has published photos of its upcoming electric-powered SUV, showing among others the cockpit. Byton is a brand of Future Mobility, a Chinese start-up supported by Foxconn and Tencent and led by former BMW i manager Carsten Breitfeld.

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