Dr. Carsten Breitfeld

BYTON CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Carsten Breitfeld is a world-renowned expert in electric mobility with a PhD in mechanical engineering. He spent the past 20 years at BMW, leading a range of key engineering divisions within chassis development, powertrain development and corporate strategy, for more than 10 years as a BMW Group Vice President.

Before joining BYTON, Dr. Breitfeld was Vice President and Head of Vehicle Program i8 of BMW Group. In 2010, Dr. Breitfeld was named head of BMW’s i8 vehicle program, which gave birth to the game-changing i8 luxury plug-in hybrid model. His leadership and introduction of a revolutionary development process helped launch the BMW i8 successfully in merely 38 months. The model surpasses all vehicle standards in performance, materials used and efficiency of development, setting new benchmarks in the auto industry. Through his efforts, innovative sales and customer service techniques and systems have been established to market the BMW i8.

Dr. Breitfeld exudes a positive attitude and has a great passion for life, often displaying fearlessness when challenges arise. In his spare time, he enjoys sailing, mountain climbing and cycling. He also likes arts, fine dining and good red wines. Dr. Breitfeld is married with two children.