Byton has announced a collaboration with Electrify America which will provide Byton owners in the US complementary 30-minute charging sessions on Electrify America's network of DC Fast public charging stations for two years.

As part of the programme, the Byton M-Byte's target manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$45,000 will include two years of complementary, unlimited 30 minute access to Electrify America's 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.

This next milestone towards a US market launch in 2021, provides Byton owners access to more than 3,500 150kW+ chargers at 800 Electrify America locations across the US 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.

"This Electrify America partnership aligns with our global strategy, in prelude to other major announcements to come," noted Byton chief customer officer, Andreas Schaaf.

"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 addition to Electrify America's network of public charging stations, the company's network interoperability agreements with several other major networks will bring Byton drivers access to more than 36,000 DC Fast and Level 2 chargers, 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 Shared Experience Display user interface, the industry's first 48-inch screen.

The company has also completed its production facility. Launch is due go ahead of the Byton M-Byte in China next year as well as its start in the US and EU in 2021.

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