Every year at CES, the world’s largest and most innovative companies showcase exciting (and sometimes very strange) technology for your home, from awesome tvs a ingenious kitchen utensils. But CES is also where the auto giants come to show off their wares, and 2023 was a particularly fun show for car enthusiasts.
Sustainability and respect for the environment are growing trends in all segments of the tech industry, so it’s obvious to see more electric vehicles and related innovations at CES 2023. Here are some of the best.
Mercedes Benz Vision EQXX is a sexy EV that makes gas guzzlers drool
He Vision EQXX The concept car was designed from the ground up and can travel up to 620 miles on a full charge without adding additional bulky batteries, making this concept car the most efficient Mercedes to date. The EQXX has an AI avatar like KITT from Knight Rider, only more futuristic; All of this is on a single floating screen. I need to find out which one I find more attractive, the the inside or the outside.
Verge TS Ultra Motorcycle Has Serious Tron Vibes
He TS edge line is coming to the US in 2023. The top-of-the-line Ultra will have a top speed of 124 mph and can be fast-charged in 25 minutes, making it the coolest bike on the block. With an estimated 233 miles on a full charge, the Ultra makes 201 horsepower. The bike can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The motor is located in the rear tire, giving the bike a lower center of gravity and allowing for a larger battery in the bike frame. The Ultra will set you back $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’ve got a squad?
He Team It’s a two-passenger car with a small solar panel on the roof that offers up to 19.2 miles on a sunny day. The golf cart-style vehicle can travel up to 60 miles on a single full charge. The powertrain consists of two 2-kilowatt rear in-wheel motors powered by four 1.6 kWh batteries that are interchangeable. It has a top speed of just under 30 mph. The car has four-wheel disc brakes, seat belts, and a roll cage for added safety. It may not be the sportiest car on the block, but it saves you money both at the pump and with its US price of $6,250.
riding a bike in the snow
He moon bike It’s a 163-pound ride-on that’s part snowmobile, part bike. It can support a rider weight of 264 pounds, makes 170Nm of torque, and has a top speed of 26mph. The latest Moonbike adds mobile support for its products, with an iOS and Android app that allows riders to track their trails and altitude, and connect with other moon bikers. The bike currently sells for $8,900.
BMW’s concept car doubles as your friend
Technology can be so impersonal. BMW i Vision Dee I hope to fix that. Using sophisticated AI, this prototype car throws off the servant trick of Siri and Alexa. Instead, it expects to be your car and your friend. The i Vision Dee is an EV sports car with an exterior made up of 240 E Ink panels. You can use those panels to program a digital face into the car’s grill, since it’s an EV, the ventilation that a grill normally provides isn’t necessary, or change the car’s colors with the click of a button.
The BMW i Vision Dee is just a concept for now, but some of its features will be extended to actual BMW cars. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said, for example, that the AI-powered HUB technology the company put into the i Vision Dee will come to real cars in 2025. — Daniel Van Boom
A flying car is really happening, for real this time.
We’ve been waiting for flying cars for ages. less the Jetsons, and now we stand on the verge of realizing that dream. And by “we,” I mean a company called Aska, which revealed its A5 flying car at CES 2023. It’s more than just 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 happen “within a month.” Aska hopes to use the A5 to start a ride-sharing service in 2026. — Daniel Van Boom
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The Tesla of the sea
As you’ve probably noticed, electric vehicles are all the rage right now. But why stop on the highways? of candle C8 EV Hydrofoil It’s a slippery boat that glides through the water like a flying carpet, according to CNET’s Bridget Carey. In addition to making electric vehicles attractive, Candela’s C8 takes inspiration from Tesla in another key way: its autonomous navigation, where the C8 can follow a set course. The entire boat is made of carbon fiber, including the seats, which explains the $390,000 price tag. –Daniel Van Boom
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Sony’s first car will arrive in 2026
Electric vehicles are big business, and Sony wants in on it. The electronics giant is partnering with Honda on a new electric vehicle brand named Afeela. The Afeela logo appears on a narrow screen, or “media bar”, on the front bumper of the vehicle. This can also interact with people outside the vehicle and share information such as the weather or the state of charge of the car.
Unlike the car that Sony showed off at CES 2020 all those years ago, this one is actually coming to market. No word on pricing yet, but Sony said its Afeela 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 this electric bike more than meets the eye? There’s little risk of mistaking the Tatamel for 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. A CES 2023, that is exactly what the Japanese company Icoma showed with the Tatamel. It’s also more than a last-mile bike. Its electric battery pack can be used to charge devices, which can come in handy in an emergency.
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