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CES 2020

Chinese electric carmaker Byton says it is on track for 2020 mass production

Startup announces partnerships with Marubeni and ViacomCBS at Vegas event

Byton pushed back mass production of its first electric vehicle after other EV makers were hit by quality control issues. (Photo courtesy of Byton)

LAS VEGAS -- Chinese startup Byton says it is on track to begin mass producing its first electric vehicle in 2020 after successful trial production that kicked off late last year. Speaking ahead of the CES tech trade show in Las Vegas on Sunday, the company also announced several partnerships, including an energy storage tie-up with Japanese trading house Marubeni.

Three years after Byton revealed its concept car at CES 2018, the company was back at the annual event to unveil the production version of its M-Byte SUV.

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