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Trist nyhet. Byton confirms co-founder Breitfeld is leaving
« på: ſøndag 21. April 2019, klokken 18:26 »
Hva betyr det for selskapet når lederen går av helt uventet? Han var jo Bytons svar på Tesla Elon👍🏻. Går trolig til " a little-known Chinese startup Iconiq".

Jeg har trolig et ganske lavt reservasjonsnummer i Norge og håper en gang å få meg en Byton👌 For makan til bil, sier jeg👍🏻

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Byton confirms co-founder Breitfeld is leaving
https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/16/byton-confirms-co-founder-carsten-breitfeld-is-leaving/
Today the Chinese electric car startup Byton confirmed that their Chairperson and CTO, former BMW manager Dr Carsten Breitfeld is leaving to “start a new adventure within the startup industry”. Byton said they will announce a new CTO soon and are on track with the pre-series production of M-Byte starting this summer.

Her er fra noen dager tidligere - spekulasjoner

https://www.electrive.com/2019/04/14/ev-startup-byton-may-lose-chairman-breitfeld-soon/

Her er hvilket bilmerke Carsten nå skal markedsføre
https://qz.com/1596634/bytons-co-founder-carsten-breitfeld-is-now-representing-iconiq/

The founder of electric-vehicle startup Byton turned up at an auto show—representing a rival
By Echo HuangApril 16, 2019

Investors might still trust Byton, a Chinese electric vehicle startup that has a valuation of $4 billion. But one of its founders might have lost faith.

Carsten Breitfeld, a former BMW veteran who co-founded Byton in 2016, is leaving the company, German Manager Magazine reported last week (link in German, paywall). Byton denied the report at the time. Yet today, at the Shanghai Auto show, Breitfeld said he joined another car company (link in Chinese), a little-known Chinese startup Iconiq.
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Sv: Trist nyhet. Byton confirms co-founder Breitfeld is leaving
« Svar #1 på: Lørdag 18. Mai 2019, klokken 23:42 »
Da er cash på plass så nå er det bare å fortsette å lage flere M-Byte :+1: :+1: flotte biler jeg gleder meg til å kjøre.

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/09/byton-closes-500-million-faw-steps-in/

Byton Closes $500 Million Funding Round, FAW Steps In

May 9th, 2019 by Nicolas Zart



What a difference a few months make in the life of a startup. Byton has gone through a building storm that erupted a few months ago. A founding member walked away just as or just before investors stepped in and changed the course of Byton.


The new Byton is closing a $500 million funding round. Some of that money, up to a fifth, will come from Chinese state-own car manufacturer FAW. According to Bloomberg, insider information shows FAW already invested about $260 million in the startup last year.

Carsten Bretfield, one of Byton’s founders and until recently its CEO, walked away and is currently heading Ioniq in Abu Dabi, the UAE. Ioniq is part of the W group. I spoke with Bretfield in Shanghai and in Los Angeles. He told me that he looks forward to building an international mobility company again.

As of now, Daniel Kirchert took on the role of CEO at Byton. He is very busy with the new strategy and direction the startup has suddenly taken.


Byton, What’s Next?
Byton will soon sell the M-Byte, made in its Nanjing factory, in China. We’re told sales in North America and Europe will happen mid-2020.

FAW is China’s third-largest automaker. The Byton–FAW relationship actually began in October 2018, when the electric vehicle (EV) startup took over a FAW subsidiary in Tianjin Huali. With a production license for China, Byton and FAW agreed to cooperate on autonomous vehicle technology, something Byton had a good lead on.


Overall, though, Byton is keeping a close lid on what it needs to do through this restructuring. As soon as we find out more, we’ll let you know.

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