- CES 2022, a major tech trade fair, ended Saturday in Las Vegas.
- Car companies lined up to show the world their latest and greatest ideas.
If you’ve noticed more tech news lately than usual, there’s a good reason for that. CES 2022, the giant consumer tech show, just ended, and companies in various industries showcased their latest and greatest innovations.
In car land, that means plenty of new electric cars and design concepts to stare at. Here we’ve rounded up some of the coolest cars unveiled at CES from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Chevrolet and Sony. Yes, this is from Sony.
BMW iX Flow
BMW has shown a color-changing version of its upcoming electric SUV, the iX. It uses e-ink technology – the same technology used in the Kindle e-reader – to switch colors with the press of a button. This doesn’t exactly solve a problem, but it’s undeniable that she looks gorgeous as all hell.
check it out:
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BMW iX M60
The German automaker has also ditched the high-performance version of the iX, the iX M60. The electric sport utility vehicle will make 619 horsepower from two engines and hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. That’s too fast for a massive SUV.
BMW says it will travel 280 miles on a full charge and has improved handling thanks to a specially tuned suspension.
All that performance isn’t cheap—the iX M60 will run you $105,000 before fees. US traders were hit in June.
Chevrolet Silverado EV
General Motors unveiled the much-anticipated Chevrolet Silverado EV on Wednesday. The electric truck will compete with the F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T when it hits the market in mid-2023.
It promises 400 miles of range, 664 horsepower, and a host of interesting features. For example, there is an aisle between Silverado’s bed and cabin that allows owners to transport very long goods.
The fully-loaded RST First Edition Silverado EV costs $105,000. Finally, Chevy will sell a base model at a suggested retail price of $39,900.
Chevrolet Equinox EV
The Silverado EV wasn’t the only big announcement made available to General Motors for CES. far from it.
The automaker has unveiled a small electric SUV called the Equinox EV that will arrive next year. It will cost $30,000 and will provide another much-needed affordable option in the electric vehicle market. Stay tuned for more information on the Equinox EV over the next year.
air flow chrysler
Chrysler, the brand owned by automaker Stellantis, announced at CES that it will sell only electric models by 2028. It marked the occasion by unveiling a stylish electric SUV called the Airflow.
Airflow is just a concept at the moment, and Chrysler says its first EV will go into production in 2025. But the Airflow looks almost production ready, and it wouldn’t be surprising at all if Chrysler’s first true electric car looks a lot like it.
The Airflow has a futuristic, screen-filled interior, and has a range of 350-400 miles.
Cadillac has revealed a concept for an autonomous vehicle that looks like it should zip through space rather than roll on land roads. Lacking things like a steering wheel or pedals, the InnerSpace is designed to be a comfortable lounge on wheels – one that takes you places while you relax and unwind and turns your attention to the huge screen in front of you.
That’s the idea anyway. InnerSpace is designed for a future of autonomous vehicles that does not yet exist. However, General Motors (the parent company of Cadillac) boldly says that it will start selling fully autonomous cars by the middle of the decade.
Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX
The whole idea behind the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX was to see how much efficiency the German automaker could create. According to Mercedes, the lightweight and aerodynamic EQXX concept can travel 620 miles on a single charge of its battery. That’s more than 200 miles away from the best Tesla and 100 miles away from the highest electric car you can buy today, the $170,000 Lucid Air.
You will not be able to buy EQXX. But some of Mercedes’ achievements in its development may end up in the future Benz electric car.
Sony Vision- S 02
Sony unveiled an electric concept sedan in 2020. Now it’s getting more serious about getting into the electric vehicle market, and has introduced a new design to CES.
The Vision-S 02 is a prototype SUV with multiple screens and portable gaming capabilities. The concept also showcases a system of 40 cameras and sensors that aims to make driving safer by monitoring the vehicle’s surroundings and its driver.
We don’t know yet if Sony will sell its EV or build technology for other manufacturers. It has created a new division, Sony Mobility, “to explore entry into the electric vehicle market.”