Bosch Joins Byton in EV Hardware Development

The Chinese owned Byton electric vehicle manufacturer has signed a powertrain, braking and ADAS development agreement with German engineering giant Bosch.

In the agreement, both companies will carry out technical exchanges and establish platforms for in-depth cooperation in several areas including brand promotion, product marketing, technology promotion, quality training, customer service and personnel training.

Byton claims to be approaching readiness for mass production and, at its trial production workshop opened in April, the stamping, painting, welding, assembly, and battery workshops will be roofed by the end of this year. Last month it rolled off its first drivable engineering prototype for testing and its first volume production model, the BYTON M-Byte Concept SUV, is due to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2019. It will be manufactured at the factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, and sold globally.

Dr Carsten Breitfeld, Byton CEO and co-founder, said: “Bosch has rich experiences in working with world-class car manufacturers over the years. The partnership will allow the two sides to share resources, complement advantages, and drive business innovation to jointly offer the customers products with better quality and price.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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