After unveiling own platform, Foxconn invests in troubled EV startup Byton

Taiwanese company Foxconn has entered a deal with Chinese electric-vehicle startup Byton and the Chinese government’s Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone, which could see it to take a more direct role in car manufacturing. The parties will attempt to get customer examples of Byton’s M-Byte battery-electric SUV into production by the first quarter of …

Byton M-Byte electric SUV reaches pre-production stage

The first pre-production examples of Byton’s M-Byte have started rolling off the line at the EV startup’s plant in Nanjing, China. Photos from inside the plant were posted on social media by Car News China on Monday. Pre-production vehicles are typically used for final testing as well as for certification and registration purposes. They also …

Aspiring Tesla rival Byton claims better tech, break even goal in 2-3 years after first EV production

By Simon Alvarez Posted on January 19, 2020 Like several aspiring Tesla rivals before it, Byton aims to beat the Silicon Valley-based electric car maker at its own game. This means better tech, a lower price point, and a solid path to profitability without any of the growing pains that Tesla experienced over the years. …