The arrangement provides customers free unlimited charging for two years.

Fresh off of the news that Byton just received both their US Distributor license (for BYTON Americas, LLC) and Retail license (for BYTON Cars California, LLC), Byton has some more good to announce news here at the LA Auto Show.

Byton and Electrify America have agreed to a partnership that will give Byton customers in the US complimentary unlimited 30-minute DC Fast charge charging sessions, as well as unlimited 60-minute Level 2 charging sessions on the company’s nationwide network.

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 “In talking with our future customers, it’s clear that easy access to public charging infrastructure paves the way for a seamless EV ownership experience,” says Managing Director, BYTON Americas, Jose Guerrero. “Unlimited charging privileges on Electrify America’s charging network for two years, exemplifies BYTON’s commitment to customer-centricity.”

Byton will begin series production of its first vehicle, the M-Byte electric SUV, in the first half of 2020. Production will be solely for the Chinese market for the first year, with US deliveries scheduled to begin in 2021. The target price for the base M-Byte is $45,000. That version will have a usable battery capacity of 71 kWh and has a range of 224 miles on the WLTP range scale. There will also be an optional battery with a usable capacity of 95 kWh, and that version has a WLTP range rating of 270 miles per charge. 

"We are delighted that BYTON has chosen our broad and ultra-fast DC charging network as a natural fit for their forward thinking M-Byte EV,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer, Electrify America. “As America's largest, open DC fast charging network, we are convinced that this complimentary charging offer will help their drivers feel confident in driving an M-Byte nearly anywhere in the U.S."

The 95 kWh M-Byte will accept a charge rate of 150 kW, and the 72 kWh version can charge at rates up to 120 kW. By charging at these rates, both versions of the M-Byte can attain an 80% state of charge with a 30-minute charging session on Electrify America's 150 kW DC Fast charge stations. 

Electrify America will have a projected 3,500 150+ kW DC Fast charge stations installed and operational in over 800 locations in the US by the time the M-Byte enters the US market in 2021. 

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BYTON Announces U.S. Charging Program with Electrify America on its Ultra-Fast Public Charging Network
 

Provides Customers Complimentary unlimited Charging Sessions for Two Years

Santa Clara, CA – November 20, 2019 – BYTON, the premium electric vehicle manufacturer, today announced a collaboration with Electrify America that will give BYTON owners in the U.S. complimentary unlimited 30-minute charging sessions[1] on Electrify America's network of DC Fast public charging stations for two years. 

As part of this program, the BYTON M-Byte’s target manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $45,000 will include two years of complimentary unlimited 30 minute access to Electrify America’s growing network of public DC Fast charging stations, as well as unlimited 60 minute charging sessions at all of the company’s public Level 2 chargers.[1]

This next critical milestone in the company’s advance toward a US market launch in 2021 provides BYTON owners access to over 3,500 150kW+ chargers at over 800 Electrify America locations across the U.S. projected by the end of 2021.  With DC Fast charging, the BYTON M-Byte will be capable of receiving up to 150 miles of range in 30 minutes at charging speeds up to 150 kW[2].

“This Electrify America partnership aligns with our global strategy, in prelude to other major announcements to come,” noted Dr. Andreas Schaaf BYTON Chief Customer Officer. “We continue to lay a solid foundation for a successful North American launch of the BYTON M-Byte committing to the US and its customers.”

 “In talking with our future customers, it’s clear that easy access to public charging infrastructure paves the way for a seamless EV ownership experience,” says Managing Director, BYTON Americas, Jose Guerrero. “Unlimited charging privileges on Electrify America’s charging network for two years, exemplifies BYTON’s commitment to customer-centricity.”

"We are delighted that BYTON has chosen our broad and ultra-fast DC charging network as a natural fit for their forward thinking M-Byte EV,” said Giovanni Palazzo, president and chief executive officer, Electrify America. “As America's largest, open DC fast charging network, we are convinced that this complimentary charging offer will help their drivers feel confident in driving an M-Byte nearly anywhere in the U.S."

In addition to Electrify America’s growing network of public charging stations, the company’s unique network interoperability agreements with several other major networks will bring BYTON drivers access to more than 36,000 DC Fast and Level 2 chargers, all from a single Electrify America account. The cost of charging sessions at a partner network station will be based on the individual network’s pricing at the particular charging station location.

In the last several months, BYTON has unveiled the production version of its first model, the M-Byte SUV with its groundbreaking Shared Experience Display user interface, the industry’s first 48-inch screen. The company has also completed its state-of-the-industry production facility. The pieces are now in place to facilitate the launch of the BYTON M-Byte in China next year as well as its launch in the US and EU in 2021.

 

[1] For DC Fast and L2 charging, a 60 minute Interval is required between subsequent use of another charging session. Additional fees may apply for charging sessions lasting longer than the prescribed 30-minute or 60-minute intervals, and after a ten minute grace period.

[2] Based on estimated EPA range for the 268 hp RWD model with  a 95 kWh battery pack

 

Related Electrify America news:

Previous Manufacturer Agreements for Customer Charging 
Electrify America to Provide Ford's Future All-Electric Vehicle Owners with Access to Ultra-Fast Public Charging Network (October 17, 2019)
Electrify America Announces Agreement with Harley-Davidson to Provide Harley-Davidson® LiveWire™ Owners with Nationwide Charging Plan (July 11, 2019)
Porsche Cars North America Announces Three Years of Electrify America Charging for Taycan Owners (January 28, 2019)
Lucid Motors to Provide Customers with Access to Electrify America's Ultra-Fast Charging Network (September 25, 2018))
Audi of America announces agreement with Electrify America to provide Audi e-tron owners with a Nationwide Charging Plan (September 18, 2018)


About BYTON

BYTON is a global premium electric vehicle manufacturer that is creating the world’s first smart device on wheels. By integrating advanced digital technologies to offer a smart, connected, and comfortable mobility experience, the company is designing an EV that will meet the demands of an increasingly digital lifestyle now and into the future.

The company’s global headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing center are located in Nanjing, China. Its global R&D hub is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and devoted to the development of BYTON’s groundbreaking intelligent car experience, digital ecosystem, advanced connectivity, as well as other cutting-edge technologies. BYTON’s design and concept vehicle center is located in Munich, Germany.

BYTON’s core management team is made up of top innovators from leading-edge companies such as BMW, Tesla, Google, and Apple. This diverse group of leaders from China, Europe, and the US share the singular vision of creating an unprecedented automotive experience.

Official website: www.byton.com                          Further Information: BYTON Newsroom

About Electrify America

Electrify America LLC, the largest, open DC Fast charging network in the U.S., is investing $2 billion over 10 years in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, education and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of workplace, community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. Electrify America expects to install or have under development approximately 800 total charging station sites with about 3,500 chargers by December 2021. During this period, the company will be expanding to 29 metros and 45 states, including two cross-country routes, delivering on its commitment to support increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer friendly. For more information, visit www.electrifyamerica.com. For media, visit www.media.electrifyamerica.com.