New electric vehicles, e-bikes and rolling vehicles we saw at CES 2023
The CES is the place for new discoveries () the technology is shown for the first time, from the overwhelming Up to . It’s also the best place to see high-end and innovative cars powered by renewable energy.
Sustainability and environmental friendliness are growing trends across all segments of the tech industry, so it’s a good idea to see more electric vehicles and related innovations at CES 2023. Here are some of the best
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX is a sexy electric vehicle that will make gas guzzlers salivate
Designed from the ground up, the Vision EQXX concept car can travel up to 1,000 kilometers on a full charge without adding an oversized battery, making it the most efficient Mercedes to date. EQXX has an AI avatar similar to KITT from Knight Rider, but more futuristic; All this on a floating screen. I have to find what attracts me the most, internal or external.
The Verge TS Ultra Motorcycle Has Serious Tron Vibes
The Verge TS line is coming to the US in 2023. The top-of-the-line Ultra has a top speed of 200 km/h and can recharge in as fast as 25 minutes, making it the coolest bike on the block. With an estimated range of 233 miles on a full charge, the Ultra puts out 201 horsepower. The bike can go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The motor is located at the rear which gives the bike a lower center of gravity and allows for a larger battery in the frame of the bike. The Ultra will set you back $44,900. If that’s too rich for your blood, there are two other models: the $29,900 TS Pro and the $26,900 TS.
Who needs an outlet when you have a team?
The Squad is a two-seater car with a small solar panel on the roof that can travel up to 30 km 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 kW rear wheel motors powered by four interchangeable 1.6 kW batteries. Its top speed is just under 30 mph. The vehicle is equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, seat belts and a roll bar for added safety. It might not be the sportiest car around, but it will save you money at the pump and on its $6,250 price tag.
Bike in the snow
The Moonbike is a 163 pound vehicle that is both a snowmobile and a bicycle. It can handle a rider weight of 264lbs, produces 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 lets riders track their route and elevation and connect with other Moonbikers. The bike currently sells for $8,900.
BMW’s concept car is your friend
Technology can be so impersonal. BMW i Vision Dee hopes to solve this problem. With advanced artificial intelligence, this concept car surpasses Siri and Alexa. Instead, he hopes to be both your car and your friend. The i Vision Dee is an EV sports car with 240 E Ink panels on the exterior. You can use these panels to program a digital face into the car’s grille – being an EV, the ventilation that a grill typically provides isn’t necessary – or change the color of the car with just the press of a button.
The BMW i Vision Dee is only a concept for now, but some features will be integrated into the real car from BMW. For example, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse said the AI-powered HUB technology the company put in the i Vision Dee will be coming to real cars in 2025. —Daniel Van Boom
A flying car will really happen, this time for real
We’ve been waiting for flying cars since at least Jetson, and we are now well on our way to making that dream a reality. And by “we,” I mean a company called Aska, which unveiled its A5 flying car at CES 2023. It’s more than a concept: Aska has opened preorders for the $789,000 car. 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 Can Go Faster Than You Think
Tesla of the sea
As you’ve probably noticed, electric vehicles are all the rage right now. But why stop on the road? According to CNET’s Bridget Carey Candela, the C8 EV hydrofoil is a smooth contraption that rolls like a magic carpet over water. In addition to making EVs sexier, Candela’s C8 draws inspiration from Tesla in another important way: it’s self-driving, where the C8 can follow a fixed path. The entire boat is carbon fiber, including the seat, which explains the $390,000 price tag. —Daniel Van Boom
Sony’s first car will arrive in 2026
Electric vehicles are big business and Sony wants to get involved. The electronics giant is working with Honda on a new electric car brand called Afila. The Afila logo is displayed on a narrow screen or “media bar” on the front bumper of the car. It can also communicate with people outside the vehicle and share information such as the weather or the state of charge of the vehicle.
Unlike the car Sony showed off at CES 2020 all those years ago, this one will hit the market. No word yet on pricing, but Sony says its Afila vehicle 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 e-bike more than it looks? There’s little chance of mistaking Tatamel for a robot in disguise, but it’s not often you see an e-bike that folds down to the size of a suitcase and slips under a desk like a Transformer. At CES 2023, the Japanese company Icoma showed it with Tatamel. It’s more than just a bike for the last mile. The electric battery can be used to charge devices, which can be useful in emergency situations.
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