CES is the new place to watch () jaw-dropping technology shown for the first time To , It’s also the best place to see top-notch and inventive automobiles running on renewable energy.
Sustainability and eco-friendliness are on the rise in every sector of the tech industry, so it’s never been easier to see more electric vehicles and related innovations at CES 2023. Here are some of the best.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is one sexy EV that will make gas guzzlers salivate
The Vision EQXX concept car was designed from the ground up and can travel up to 620 miles on a full charge without adding extra bulky batteries, making the concept car the most efficient Mercedes to date. EQXX features an AI avatar similar to Knight Rider’s KITT, only more futuristic; All this on a free-floating display. I need to figure out which one I find more attractive, internal or external.
The Verge TS Ultra Motorcycle Has Serious Tron Vibes
The Verge TS line is coming to the US in 2023. The high-end Ultra will have a top speed of 124 mph and will be capable of quick-charging in 25 minutes, making it the coolest bike on the block. The Ultra puts out 201 horsepower, with an estimated 233 miles on a full charge. The bike can go from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The motor is located in the rear rim, giving the bike a lower center of gravity and allowing for a larger battery in the bike frame. The Ultra will cost you $44,900. If that’s too rich for your blood, there are two other models: the TS Pro for $29,900 and the TS for $26,900.
Who needs an outlet when you have a squad?
The Squad is a two-passenger car with a small solar panel on its roof that gives a range of up to 19.2 miles on a sunny day. The golf cart-style vehicle can travel up to 60 miles on a full charge. The powertrain consists of two 2-kW rear in-wheel motors powered by four 1.6kWh batteries that are swappable. Its top speed is just under 30 mph. The car has four wheel disc brakes, seat belts and a roll cage for safety. It may not be the sportiest car on the block, but it saves you money at the pump and with a starting price of US$6,250.
bike in the snow
The Moonbike is a drivable 163-pound ride that’s part snowmobile, part bike. It can support a rider weight of 264 pounds, puts out 170 Nm of torque and hits a top speed of 26 mph. The latest Moonbike adds mobile support to its products with iOS and Android apps that allow riders to track their trails and elevation and connect with other Moonbikers. The bike is currently retailing for $8,900.
BMW’s concept car doubles as your friend
Technology can be so impersonal. BMW’s Eye Vision D hopes to fix that. Using sophisticated AI, this concept car ditches Siri and Alexa’s handmaiden Skittish. Instead, it hopes to double as both your car and your friend. The i Vision D is an EV sports car whose exterior is made of 240 E Ink panels. You can use those panels to program a digital face in the car’s grille – since this is an EV, the ventilation the grille usually provides isn’t needed – or change the car’s colors at the click of a button .
The BMW i Vision D is just a concept for now, but some of its features will appear in actual BMW cars. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said, for example, that the AI-powered hub technology the company put into the i Vision D will come to real cars in 2025. — Daniel van Boom
Flying cars are actually happening this time
We’ve been waiting for the flying cars since least The Jetsons, and now we’re on the verge of making that dream a reality. And by “we,” I mean a company called Aska, which just revealed its A5 flying car at CES 2023. It’s more than a concept: Aska has opened pre-orders for the $789,000 vehicle. At CES 2023, Aska co-founder Guy Kaplinsky said Federal Aviation Administration approval for the A5 could be “within a month.” Aska hopes to use the A5 to launch a ride-sharing service in 2026. – Daniel van Boom
Read more: This $789,000 flying car could hit the ground faster than you’d think
tesla of the sea
As you’ve probably noticed, EVs are hot right now. But why stop at the streets? Candela’s C8 EV hydrofoil boat is a slick vessel that glides along the water like a flying carpet, according to CNET’s Bridget Carey. Besides making EVs sexy, Candela’s C8 takes cues from Tesla in another important way: its autonomous boating, where the C8 can stick to a set course. The entire boat, including the seats, is made of carbon fiber, which explains the $390,000 price tag. -Daniel Van Boom
Sony’s first car is coming in 2026
EVs are big business, and Sony wants in. The electronics giant is working with Honda on a new brand of electric vehicle called Afela. The Afeela logo appears on a narrow screen, or “media bar”, on the front bumper of the vehicle. It can also interact with people outside the vehicle and share information such as the weather or car status.
Unlike the car Sony showed at CES 2020 all those years ago, this one is actually coming to market. There’s no word yet on pricing, but Sony said its Afela car will hit North American roads in 2026. Japan and Europe will follow. -Daniel Van Boom
A Transformers-Inspired Bike That Fits Under a Desk
Is there more to this electric bike than meets the eye? There’s a slight risk of confusing Tatamel with a robot in disguise, but it’s not often you see an electric bike that can fold up like a suitcase-sized Transformer and fit under a desk. At CES 2023, Japanese company Icoma showed off exactly that with Tatamel. It’s more than just a last-mile bike. Its electric battery pack can be used to charge devices, which can come in handy in case of an emergency.