- Pre-production of BYTON´s M-Byte* just started
- Market development in Europe accelerates negotiations with partners in all key markets
- Over 50.000 BYTON MBytes reservations worldwide
Munich, October 25 2019 - While BYTON, the premium brand for smart electric vehicles, has just started pre-production of its M-Byte at its plant in Nanjing, China, the course is being set for the market launch in Europe.
"We received a very positive feedback on the BYTON M-Byte at the IAA Frankfurt and in the following weeks. With a traditionally very critical European audience and many great cars from established manufacturers surrounding us, this makes us particularly proud. At the same time, we are also confirmed in our concept by the current developments on the various European markets. We clearly notice this momentum in the current discussions with retail and after-sales partners," says Dr. Daniel Kirchert, BYTON CEO and Founder.
In all relevant markets, the development of tailor-made concepts and negotiations with potential partner companies is being conducted. During the last weeks various MOU´s (Memorandum of Understanding) were signed with Hedin Automotive in Sweden, the French BYmyCAR Group, Salvador Caetano from Portugal and Modern Driving from Switzerland.
Starting Price from 45,000 Euros (excl. VAT and Subsidies)
The BYTON M-Byte is a premium SUV and the first BYTON product to start pre-production in Nanjing. With the 48-inch display, BYTON is fulfilling the promise of a forward-looking, user-oriented operating philosophy that is changing the way people spend their time in the car. The curved 48-inch display is the world's largest display in a production vehicle.
The BYTON M-Byte is positioned in the premium segment with a very competitive entry price of 45,000 € (excl. VAT and excl. possible government subsidies).
The entry-level model with a rear-mounted electric motor offers a peak output of 200 kW (272 hp) and a range of up to 360 kilometres or 224 miles (WLTP). The 4WD high-performance configuration of 300 kW (408 hp) is designed for a possible range of 435 kilometres or 270 miles (WLTP).
The battery capacity of the entry-level model of the BYTON M-Byte is 72 kWh. The 4WD high-performance model has a battery capacity of 95 kWh.
BYTON's production facility is located in the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone in Jiangsu Province and covers an area of 800,000 m² with a total investment of over USD 1.5 billion and a planned capacity of 300,000 units per year. The plant is built to industry standard 4.0 and features state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and technologies as well as an innovative intelligent management system.
BYTON plans to deliver the first BYTON M-Bytes to Chinese customers in mid-2020. Advance orders from Europe and North America are expected to be received by the end of 2020. Market entry in these regions is planned for mid 2021. With an affordable entry price, a long range and an outstanding user-centric operating philosophy, the BYTON M-Byte is the ideal premium EV for everyday use.