Byton selects Qmerit as charging partner in the US
Byton has selected Qmerit as their new charging partner for wallbox installations in the USA. The agreement is for the installation of Level-2 residential charging hardware, leveraging Qmerit’s contractor network to help provide customer service.
As Byton gears up to launch their first electric vehicle, the e-SUV M-Byte this year, they are taking aim for market agreements to help boost the brand beyond their native market in China. The new charging partnership will join with a mobile charging partnership Byton struck with Electrify America last year, effectively rounding out the charging possibilities. The agreement also includes installation services for stationary battery systems and energy management systems.
In Europe, Byton has announced their plan to begin accepting pre-orders against a €500 reservation fee this year, while the original rollout plan saw Chinese customers receive the first completed vehicles this summer. With the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, we suspect this will undergo some minor delays.
We also expect that this is not the last announcement before the vehicle is officially out, as Jose Guerrero, Managing Director BYTON Americas added: “In advance of more BYTON Energy announcements to come, sharing the news of our partnership with Qmerit signals Byton’s continued commitment to the US market and its customers.” He further considers the new partnership part of the “solid foundation for a successful North American launch”.