|Dr. Daniel Kirchert|
Number of employees
|Over 1,600 worldwide (end of January 2019)|
|Parent||China Harmony New Energy Auto Holding Ltd|
Byton is a Chinese all-electric vehicle automotive brand established in 2017 and incorporated in Hong Kong, co-founded by former BMW and Nissan Motor executives. Byton unveiled its first concept car to the public in January 2018. The company is currently running a trial shop at its Nanjing headquarters where drivable prototypes are built. It plans to introduce its M-Byte SUV model first, with the start of production scheduled for late 2019. The SUV will go on sale in China end of 2019, followed by the U.S. and European markets in the second half of 2020.
The company announced its ambition to launch three electric car models by 2022.
Byton's cars are named as a variation on the term "Byte", such as "M-Byte" and "K-Byte".
The Byton M-Byte is an all-electric battery-powered SUV concept car. It was first announced is the mid-sized Byton crossover, but only in concept form, with sales expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2019 in China, Europe and the US. It was unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas on 7 January 2018.
- Plug-in electric vehicles in the United States
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- Faraday Future
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