Byton K-Byte New Chinese Electric Concept Car

Byton debuted its first concept vehicle at the 2018 CES show, an all-electric crossover with a lot of tech. Their second concept is a level four autonomous sedan that comes standard with cameras and LIDAR sensors front and rear. The car is capable of self-driving and fully autonomous operation in some but not all environments, but the equipment likely means that it will be upgradable in future. The Chinese startup has a studio in California and completed a $500 million round of funding – meaning Tesla might have some real competition on its hands. And don’t forget to check Toroidion 1MW Electric Supercar Concept and Morgan Electric Plus E Sports Car.

Future of Cars: Byton’s Electric SUV

Chinese electric car startup Byton on Sunday unveiled a concept model previewing a fully connected electric SUV promised for launch in 2019 with a starting price of about $45,000. Byton is pitching its SUV as a smartphone on wheels, essentially making it a “smartcar.” While still a concept, the SUV is expected to come in a few different packages, with the base promising 272 horsepower and a range of around 250 miles. It will come with an extensive list of infotainment features, including a 1250mm by 250mm touchscreen featuring menus that are interactive for both driver and passengers. This will be accompanied by a tablet that mounts to the steering wheel and can be used to control car functions. The car would be capable of a 350 km (217 miles) range in standard form, with a 500 km (311 miles) version also available. And 10 min of charging will give 120 km (76 miles) of range. Following the launch of Byton‚Äôs SUV, a saloon is planned to go on sale from 2021, before a seven-seat MPV joins the line-up in 2022. Compare this SUV with our list of the most powerful SUVs.