CES 2018: Electric Cars Stole the Show at the World's Biggest Tech Event
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Chinese car startup Byton took to CES to unveil its concept previewing
an electric SUV. The car’s most striking feature is its gigantic screen that
stretches across the entire dashboard which the company calls the Shared
Experience Display. The car will include facial recognition and also supports
gesture detection and voice control based on Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant.
Pricing at $45,000, the car will be launched in China next year before moving
to the U.S. and Europe in 2020. The steering wheel has an 8-inch LCD in the
middle, with an airbag below.
Another Chinese startup was Xpeng that presented an evolved version of
its very first model, the G3. It’s a fully electric, compact-sized SUV, “the
most powerful self-driving vehicle among all Chinese brands,’ says Xpeng. The
brand is targeting a young audience with an attitude for exploration and
innovation. The automaker has announced it will be unleashed on Chinese roads
later this year.
Fisker revealed its latest design sleek electric car Fisker EMotion at
CES which is slated for production in late 2019. This gorgeous sports sedan
promises a 140-kilowatt-hour battery with more than 400 miles of range. The
Emotion comes with four or five seats, with four upward-opening ‘Butterfly’
doors controlled by the driver’s smartphone. The company is also working on a
solid state battery that Fisker maintained could achieve a full charge in one
minute. The car will go on sale in the US in 2019 and will be priced from
Kia Niro EV
Kia, the South Korean car manufacturer made its debut at CES this year
by showcasing the Niro EV Concept at the global event. The all-new battery
electric car has been designed to be aerodynamically efficient and improve the
car's range. According to the Kia spokesman, “Kia is aiming to be a leader in
electric vehicle technology and will have 16 electrified models in the range by
2025, many of which will be arriving very soon indeed.”
South Korean company Hyundai revealed Nexo at CES 2018. The Nexo is
Hyundai's second-generation of commercialized fuel cell electric vehicle that
is touted to be lighter in weight, while offering better acceleration, better
cabin space and an improved power-to-weight ratio. The Nexo has an estimated
driving range of 370 miles, 105 more than its predecessor. The Hyundai Nexo
FCEV will be available in select markets around the world starting in early
A company called Genovation have debuted their all-electric Supercar,
Genovation GXE, at CES in Las Vegas last week. It's based on the frame and body
of a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, from the current generation known as C7.
The company boasts its ability to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds.