China’s Future Mobility Corp Readies For EV Production Of 150,000 A Year

JUN 28 2018 BY MARK KANE 1

Future Mobility Corporation (FMC), the company behind the new all-electric car brand Byton, became very revived after securing additional $500 million from Series-B funding round.

FMC launched a new global headquarters in Nanjing, China, unveiled the new concept sedan K-Byte and now we see confirmation on readying production capacity for 150,000 cars annually.

The news comes from German Duerr, who received an order of a paint shop:

BYTON Concept SUV

“Duerr is building a paint shop for FMC’s Byton brand in Nanjing for 150,000 cars per year,” Duerr said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that this was one of the largest orders it had ever received from an electric car manufacturer.”

The first model, M-Byte SUV, is expected to go on sale in 2019 and will be followed by other models built on the same platform.

Having a target of 150,000 is solid, especially when you consider that the biggest Chinese New Energy Vehicle manufacturer (BYD), delivered just over 108,000 in 2017. Byton, on the other hand, is just a small start-up.

Both Byton models look attractive and have some unique features like big displays. With backing from Chinese state-owned carmaker FAW Group and one of the world’s biggest EV battery manufacturers, CATL, there is a big chance that Byton will stay in business longer than other start-ups.

Source: Reuters

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To stay in business, they’d need to have something truly unique to offer, to make up for the enormous difficulties of launching a new car maker. So far, I’m not really seeing it. I’m seeing a bunch of gimmicks that other car makers could copy within two years at most, if these should unexpectedly turn out to actually be popular…