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CES 2018: Electric Cars Stole the Show at the World's Biggest Tech Event
Here is what's up with the newest release
Aaqib Javeed
By Aaqib Javeed
Jan 15, 2018

Byton Concept

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.

Xpeng G3

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 EMotion

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 $129,900.

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.”

Hyundai Nexo

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 2018. 

Genovation GXE

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. 

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