Byton M-Byte to get on the conveyor will help iPhone manufacturerJanuary 5, 2021
The Byton M-Byte was supposed to enter the assembly line in 2019, but the start of production had to be postponed for a number of reasons.
At the same time, today, January 5, it became known that the iPhone manufacturer, Foxconn and Nanjing Development Zone, will help in launching the production of M-Byte. So, a cooperation agreement was signed, which provides for the release of the debut M-Byte in the first quarter of 2022.
Under the terms of the agreement, Foxconn will provide its advanced manufacturing expertise and industrial resources to support Byton M-Byte production. This is to advance Foxconn’s EV ambition, which calls for a flexible platform capable of supporting a variety of vehicles, including hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs and MPVs.
Little else is known about the deal, but Automotive News reports Foxconn is investing roughly $ 200 million. In turn, Byton announced the completion of the construction of the plant in Nanjing, and the production of the first pre-production copies of the M-Byte in early 2020.
The M-Byte should be offered with a 201-horsepower electric motor at the front and a 268-horsepower electric motor at the rear. They will be powered by batteries with a capacity of 72 and 95 kW / h, which are capable of providing a cruising range of up to 550 km in the NEDC cycle.
In addition, some time ago it was noted that the Chinese company NIO announced a long-range electric sedan. It should be emphasized that this new product of the Chinese brand will resemble last year’s NIO ET concept.
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