According to information released by Byton Auto recently, its first model M-Byte is expected to be launched in Europe by the end of 2021. The first batch of landing countries are Switzerland, Germany, Norway, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden.
It is reported that Byton has established a strategic partnership with Digital Charging Solutions (DCS, a well-known charging service provider in Europe, covering 28 European countries). At present, the charging platform of DCS integrates the services of more than 450 charging operators in Europe, such as IONITY, FastNed, EnBW, etc. Based on the cooperation between the two parties, Byton car owners can use DCS’s 150,000 charging posts under a unified account.
In addition, Byton also cooperates with many European sales and service partners such as Hedin Automotive and BYmyCAR. The first Byton Space will be located in Switzerland. According to Byton’s plan, by the end of 2021, Byton will open about 20 Byton Spaces in major European cities. Alternative cities include Oslo, Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.
As we all know, apart from the Chinese market, Europe is the world’s second largest electric vehicle market. According to previous data released by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), in 2019, approximately 558,000 electric vehicles were newly registered in Europe, achieving a year-on-year growth of 45%. Among them, the electric vehicle market share in Norway exceeds 40%, and the Netherlands exceeds 10%. The electric vehicle market share in other countries accounts for about 8%. From this perspective, Europe may be the fastest-growing EV sales in 2020. market.
Dai Lei, CEO of Byton, said that as part of the globalization strategy, while at the same time actively promoting mass production and preparations for the Chinese market, Byton is also steadily advancing the layout of overseas markets. At present, the European electric vehicle market has entered a period of accelerated growth, and Byton is confident of being recognized by European consumers.