There has been much talk of late about promising startups in the world of automobiles, buoyed by the rising amount of technologies, increasing amounts of funding and the merging of established car companies in lieu of the advancing technologies. One such startup is Byton, the Chinese company that just presented its first car at CES 2018. Living up to its expectations, the concept has everything that a future car aims to have, and does all of it in a way that makes us believe in its 2019 production timeline.
Byton has classified its concept car as an all-electric SUV, even though it is rather low-slung and sleek in comparison to the traditional silhouette of SUVs. The car will get a fully electric drivetrain equipped with two batteries of varying capacities – a 71kWh pack capable of driving for about 402km, and a 95kWh pack capable of delivering about 523km in total driving range. With fast charging, these batteries can juice up to providing about 240km driving range with just 20 minutes of charging, and the car itself has been built and designed from scratch keeping the electric drivetrain in mind. This means better utilisation of chassis space, which will also allow it to come with a host of autonomous paraphernalia.
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