For years, the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is popular for showcasing the latest of consumer tradeshow whether in electronics and technology. Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, this year’s exhibition focused a little bit more on the cars of the future.
And who can blame them? From BMW iVision to the latest ride sensational Faraday Future that wowed the crowds from 6 to 9 January, here are the latest car models we need to keep an eye on.
Chevrolet Bolt EV
Not just another dream-like concept, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from General Motor is an electric car that offers 200 miles on a single charge. The vehicle, designed in a SUV-like configuration, can seat up to five passengers, with 17 cubic feet of cargo space. Moreover, with its OnStar built in technology, Chevy Bolt will talk to your smartphone or web browser about its state of charge, location, whether the doors are locked. Attached to a high-speed DC fast charger, the vehicle could refill itself to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, in less than an hour time. The Chevrolet Bolt will ship later this year with starting price from $30,000.
BMW iVision Future Interaction concept
Based on a doorless version of the BMW i8 Spyder concept, the new BMW iVision is packed with the next-generation interface options. The latest model still incorporates sleek features, such as touch-sensitive surfaces, voice control, and connectivity with personal devices, but add one additional futuristic feature. Say hello to AirTouch, a hand-waving technology that lets the driver or passenger point or gesture to indicate what he or she wants, without having to actually touch anything – drivers will be able to call home or navigate direction with the flick of a wrist.
The official vehicle of CES 2016, Ford GT is an ultra-high-performance supercar that stole everyone’s attention. Their latest feature is EcoBoost engine that combines with sleek aerodynamics and a lightweight carbon fiber construction. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transaxle providing for near-instantaneous gear changes and exceptional driver control. Where else, Ford GT’s aerodynamic is designed to minimize drag and its F1-style steering wheel integrates with all the necessary driver controls, creating a steering column that allows uncluttered access to the transmission paddle-shift controls. Beginning production in 2016, Ford GT will arrives in selected global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars.
Faraday Future FFZERO1
Based in California, the Faraday Future made its debut at CES 2016 revealing FFZERO1 Concept - an electric race car packed with a 1,000-horsepower engine and can be controlled by your smartphone. The electric concept race car is built on a "modular engineering system" that features four motors and can accelerate from zero to 60 in under three seconds, with a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. The design boasts single-seat, long glass roof, aero tunnels to reduce drag and a smartphone embedded in the steering wheel that able to serve as the interface between the vehicle and the driver in – and outside – of the car. Faraday Future, rumoured as Tesla's rival, is expected to be available only in 2017.