This year, a plethora of new electric transport vehicles were announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).
- High-quality automobiles were announced at CES this year, including EVs, electric motorcycles, solar cars, snowmobile scooters, and an electric yacht.
- As the popularity of electric vehicles (EVs) grows, it is no shocker that many battery-powered vehicles debuted at CES this year.
- Some vehicles are concept cars with no price or production date set, while others have started mass production with release dates and prices set in stone and ready for customers.
Why it’s news
One thing that was very prevalent at the show—electric transport vehicles.
The popularity of electric-powered cars and other transport technology has been growing rapidly, so it is no surprise that many companies debuted new technology at CES.
A few new EVs were debted at the show, including a new concept car from Mercedes Benz called the Vision EQXX. The vehicle is a sleek new design that can drive 620 miles on a full charge which is a long distance for an EV.
Two other EVs were announced— the BMW concept car, the I Vision Dee, and Sony’s Afeela. The I Vision Dee is a highly intelligent EV that can charge exterior color with the press of a button, and the Afeela is a new line of EVs being launched by Sony and Honda.
Another vehicle that is a little different than the rest is a two-passenger solar-powered car called the Squad. The car looks similar to a gold cart and has solar panels on the roof to charge.
It can travel up to 60 miles on a full charge, and the top speed falls below 30 mph. Although the car isn’t the fastest, it sits at the cheap end of the price meter, falling at just $6,250.
An electric motorcycle was also announced at CES. The Verge TS line, set to hit the U.S. this year, is a motorcycle that can charge in 25 minutes with a high speed of 124 miles per hour.
The bike can go over 200 miles on a full charge with a horsepower of 201. The Ultra version will be priced at $44,900, with two lower versions costing $29,900 and $26,900.
The Moonbike is another interesting vehicle announced, but it won’t be on the streets it will be on the slopes. It is part bike, part snowmobile that comes with technology to connect you to other riders and track your trails. The bike currently retails for $8,900.
Lastly, one of the major EV announcements—an electric yacht. A new EV boat was announced called the C8 EV hydrofoil boat. The boat is electric and autonomous, meaning it can drive itself and stick to a certain path. Anyone interested in purchasing one of the boats will have to deal out $390,000 for it.
Some of the vehicles are hitting the market this year, while others are still in the beginning stages, and some are just concepts with no particular date set.