With CES 2016 currently happening and with big names from the automobile industry promising more car tech for this year, we can't help but be excited. Transportation had truly evolved all these years and vehicles had varied from all shapes and sizes, but of course the most beloved all around the world is the basic four-wheeled drive. However, fuel prices and even environmental-friendly factors become a concern to the modern-day traveler.
Once again, science comes to the rescue. The technology of self-driving and electric cars have been present for a while and although it's difficult to wow the crowd that easily, these manufacturers gambled and see what more they can offer. Hopefully with the concepts they presented recently, we will be breathing cleaner and fresher air.
Faraday Future FFZero1
Our first stop is the one who teased CSE goers the most. Everyone became excited for the unveiling of this one-of-a-kind concept car. The concept is simple really, produce an electric car with a great horsepower of 1000, and what's the best way to do it but to hire people from one of the most successful electric car brands around which is Tesla. The company is based in California being led by former Tesla Motors innovators and even one of the designers of the BMW i8. It looks like the sort of car mega-millionaire superheroes will drive and somehow it adds up to its futuristic appeal.
Source: Faraday Future
Porsche Mission E
First introduced at the 2015 IAA in Frankfurt, the Porsche Mission E is a concept car that has an 800-volt drive system. We don't know about you but electric cars these days seems to be all about the speed. The Mission E has over 600 hp and 500km driving range. Porsche has been known for its luxurious and elegant cars and the Mission E seems to still be headed in that direction but this time around it is equipped with charging time (which is by the way is just 15 minutes) and a battery that is based on the latest lit-ion technology.
Morgan Motors EV3
Morgan Motors might not be able to compete with the giant car brands, but as a Britisth family-owned company, the prototype of the electric model they named EV3 is definitely the most unique electric automobile out there, even though it's just a concept at the moment. Being a 3-wheeler, it already set itself apart from other competition. It presents you with nostalgia of the good 'ol days when looking silly was a norm and the traffic is not yet that horrendous.
Source: Morgan Motors
Audi E-Tron Quattro
This car is probably one of the most well-thought of concepts at the moment. It uses an output of 320kw to power the three electric motors which it uses. With a motor that drives the front axle, two which takes care of the rear axle, the E-Tron Quattro performs like a sports car in spite how it looks like. But if you're set in not just saving on fuel but even on electricity, the car also has the option of wireless charging technology which makes use of the solor roof, providing solar energy for all those sunny drives.
Toyota FCV Plus
If others use an alternative solar energy, Toyata went to the other option which is hydrogen electricity. It uses compressed hydrogen which is said to have higher energy density than your usual socket-born electricity, now that's innovation! With it still being perfected, we can all just hope and pray that it works out for the best so we can all be driving just by adding water!
Chevrolet Bolt EV
The Chevy already had the Volt with the V, but this time around Bold signifies a big leap for the company to fully produce an electric car. Now, there will be no back up plan if you forgotten to charge your Bolt EV unlike the Volt in the past which still has a gasoline engine just in case. It seems Chevy is pretty confident by this time.
Aston Martin DBX
So, is this the next Bond car? Who knows right? Aston Martin, pretty well-known for being the preferred spy land vehicle of 007 has finally came out with a concept of an electric car which they showed the world at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The DBX venture seems to be the way for Aston Martin to cement their place once the future of self-driving cars and eco-friendly SUVs finally came to realization. The car still packs all the great qualities of an Aston Martin along with the classic design.
Source: Aston Martin
With these concepts already being tested and probably more to come this year, we can foresee a future with less fuel emission. Tesla's Model 3, X, and S had suceeded in making people trust electric-powered vehicles and other well-known car companies like Nissan, BMW, Kia, and Fiat had their market share for this kind of transportation. It is a bright future indeed for these cars. So, you might bid adieu to fuel and gasoline for your car soon enough.
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