2018 Byton M-Byte
BYTON starts M-Byte prototype road tests under real-world conditions
Next step on the road to mass production for the manufacturer of smart electric vehicles
Initial drivable prototypes already being tested on test tracks and roads in China
Nanjing, August 27, 2018: Last weekend BYTON celebrated the US debut of the BYTON K-Byte Concept in Pebble Beach. Meanwhile on the other side of the pacific in Nanjing, China, the first BYTON M-Byte test vehicles are already being put through their paces as part of application runs under actual traffic conditions and on test tracks. Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, CEO and Co-Founder, BYTON, together with Dr. Daniel Kirchert, President and Co-Founder, BYTON, accompanied the rollout of the first test vehicles at the prototype manufacturing plant in Nanjing.
“The development of the BYTON M-Byte is progressing extremely well,with everything on track. In recent months we have already successfully completed crash and stability tests with the initial set of prototypes – now the first prototypes are being road tested. The team’s pace and motivation is incredible”, said Dr. Carsten Breitfeld. His colleague, BYTON Co-Founder Dr. Daniel Kirchert, added: “The fact that the first M-Bytes are now undergoing road testing is a sign of the success of our developers and engineers at our locations in the U.S., China and Europe. Thanks to the expertise of our international network we have rapid processes, and we’re constantly focused on efficient implementation despite our thirst to innovate.”
Prototype testing marks a huge step forward for production, which is slated for fall 2019. Rigorous testing will be conducted in this current phase, including of vehicle reliability under different conditions, with the first cold-weather tests due this winter.
About the BYTON M-Byte
BYTON’s SUV production model will be available in two performance variants as a rear-wheel drive vehicle or a four-wheel drive vehicle. Both variants will be available either with a 71 kWh battery (400 km/249 mile range) or a 95 kWh battery (520 km/323 mile range).