The Consumer Electronics Show 2023 (CES 2023) promises a delectable concoction of participants from 173 locations across the globe, totaling over 3,100 exhibitors. The annual event will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the U.S., lasting between January 5-8, 2023.
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that this year’s event would be over 70% larger in scale than CES 2022 while partnering with the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to support the Human Security for All (HS4A) global campaign. CES 2023 will have Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW AG, as its keynote speaker.
Located in Central Plaza & Silver 3 at Tech East is the CP-5 booth dedicated to Volkswagen AG. The German auto giant had already announced its intentions to unveil a brand-new model at CES 2023, which is now confirmed as the VW ID.7. With its global production set to commence this year in Emden, Germany, Volkswagen has confirmed that it will be bringing the ID.7 to the U.S., most probably in 2024.
The Volkswagen ID.7 sedan will be based on the Group’s MEB platform, specifically made for electric vehicles. By 2030, Volkswagen is hoping 55% of its new car sales in the U.S. to be fully electric vehicles – the ID.7 is projected to be one among them.
Peugeot Inception Concept
Situated at the same booth as Chrysler, the French automaker is set to enthrall visitors at CES 2023. Chief Executive Officer Linda Jackson outlined at the Paris Motor Show that the Inception Concept will set a new precedent for the next generation of e-Native cars from Peugeot. The concept is expected to be based on an all-new & all-electric platform, which will possibly be used to underpin all of the Lion brand’s EV models that are set to be launched by 2025. The design and tech demonstrated in the concept can be expected in the future Peugeot 3008 Electric and Peugeot 5008 Electric SUVs.
Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept
Located at the same booth as other Stellantis N.V. brands, the legacy nameplate will showcase the all-new Ram 1500 battery electric vehicle (BEV) pickup truck in a concept guise. Slated for its market debut in 2024, the 1500 BEV pickup will pave the way for the future of Ram’s portfolio, which will see the electrification of multiple models by 2025. Moreover, as part of the Ram Revolution program, the American automaker has committed to going fully electric by 2030 in all the segments in which it operates.
Dodge Charger Daytona SRT BEV Concept
Visitors to CES 2023 will find the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT BEV at the same part of the West Hall as other Stellantis entries, i.e., at Booth 4740. Previewed for the first time on August 19, 2022, this fascinating concept was created to showcase zero-emission muscle cars of the future and Dodge’s EV line-up that begins in 2024.
Powered by an all-new 800V Banshee propulsion system mated to the ‘eRupt’ multi-speed transmission (with electro-mechanical shift replication), plus an industry-first ‘Fratzonic Chambered Exhaust’ system that promises to deliver SRT Hellcat levels of sound, this e-muscle car is unlike most.
While it will be next to its other Stellantis peers, Jeep has yet to reveal what it will showcase at CES 2023. However, since it has mentioned “4xe“, we may witness a new electrified model or concept being integrated into Jeep’s vision of ‘Zero Emission Freedom’ as part of its global electrification initiative. It could even be that the whole 4xe line-up may be present at the Jeep booth.
By 2025, the American automaker will offer customers fully-electric variants of all of its models in the U.S. The Avenger is the only all-electric model from Jeep, with the Wrangler 4xe and Grand Cherokee 4xe being plug-in hybrids.
Sony Honda Mobility ‘Afeela’ EV concept
March 4, 2022, was the genesis of Sony Honda Mobility (SHM) – a joint venture agreement between two titans from Japan. While Sony showcased its Vision-S Concept at CES 2020, CES 2023 is the platform which the brand will use to showcase the Afeela four-door sedan.
While details are scarce, the Afeela sedan should feature Level 3 autonomous capability, along with Sony’s cutting-edge cloud-based software, and high-performance SoC capable of performing over 800 trillion operations per second. SHM aims to manufacture its first EV at Hondaʼs North American facility, with U.S. deliveries planned for Spring 2026. Pre-orders could commence in H1 2025.
BMW Neue Klasse EV Concept
During his quarterly report published on November 3, 2022, Dr. Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of Finance at BMW AG, revealed that the company would be unveiling a ‘Vision Vehicle’ based on the Neue Klasse architecture at CES 2023. In September 2022, BMW introduced all-new round cells. These specialized cells were optimized for easier integration into future electric models based on the Neue Klasse platform.
We can expect to see a BMW Neue Klasse Concept being revealed at this year’s CES, possibly even featuring the brand’s new cell technology. According to BMW, these new cells boast 20% higher density, can charge at 30% faster speeds, and result in an overall range extension of 30%. We cannot be certain of what the new concept will be, but it could be either an electric SUV or an electric 3 Series. Visitors wanting to see this BMW in the flesh can head to the brand’s Silver 3 booth at Tech East.
VinFast Electric SUVs
As Vietnam’s first volume manufacturer, VinFast already sells the VF 8 SUV in the U.S. since mid-December 2022. At CES 2023, the company will display three other electric models – VF 6, VF 7 & VF 9 – apart from the VF 8. Located at Booth 5501 in the West Hall, attendees will be provided the opportunity to test-drive the VF 8 in two designated areas around the convention center.
According to VinFast, the VF 6, VF 7, and VF 9 models are still developing, though they will be sold in 2023. In a company press release dated December 26, 2022, Madam Le Thi Thu Thuy, Vice Chairwoman of Vingroup and Chairwoman of VinFast, stated that the first 999 VF 8 electric SUVs had reached Benicia port in California for customer deliveries.
Hyundai Mobis M.Vision Concepts
CES 2023 will also see the Hyundai Mobis booth in West Hall at Tech East of the Convention Center. The stand will feature the M.Vision TO (top) and M.Vision HI Concepts (bottom), which are purpose-built vehicles (PBVs). Among these futuristic-looking electric vehicles, the former is capable of fully-autonomous driving, courtesy of several cameras, radars, LiDARs, and e-corner modules. Even the four pillars that constitute the frames of the TO feature MR (mixed reality) displays, with seats that can be folded or rotated.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Mobis says that the M.Vision HI Concept has been designed for leisure, relaxation, and outdoor activities. One of its really futuristic features includes the ability of the occupants to manipulate a large multimedia display just by using their eyes as a form of ‘remote control’. The display, which can be projected onto the main glass area of the HI can be used to watch movies or conduct online shopping.
Project Arrow Concept
During CES 2020, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) of Canada unveiled Project Arrow. It represents the first zero-emission concept vehicle fully conceptualized and built in Canada, with its own automotive supply sector plus post-secondary institutions backing the project. Back then, the Arrow Concept was still in its early stage of development. However, CES 2023 will see a more evolved iteration of this crossover electric SUV, presented at Booth 6653 in West Hall, Tech East.
VW ID. Buzz
Operating out of the CP-5 booth in Tech East, Volkswagen AG is also bringing the ID. Buzz to CES 2023 for visitors to check out. While the German automaker will launch the ID. Buzz to the states, the model on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a Euro-spec example. Not only will the U.S.-spec electric minivan boast a longer wheelbase, it will also feature a larger battery pack. Meanwhile, customer deliveries in the U.S. will start in 2024.
Mercedes Vision EQXX Concept
As per a report by The Detroit Bureau dated January 2, 2023, Mercedes-Benz will be showcasing its all-new technological masterpiece that is the Vision EQXX Concept at CES 2023. The German brand has its display at Booth 5041 of the Convention Center in Tech East, West Hall. With a WLTP-estimated range of 620 miles, the 100 kWh battery pack of the EQXX is 30% lighter and takes 50% less space than the unit powering the EQS. While it is not a direct preview of a production car, many elements will inspire the future Mercedes electric compact car range including the 2024 Mercedes CLA Electric (Mercedes EQA sedan).
Unveiled for the first time on November 9, 2022, CES 2023 marks the debut of the 2024 Volvo EX90 in North America. Situated at Booth 6524 of Tech East in West Hall, Volvo’s all-electric 7-seat SUV uses a 107-kWh battery that’s expected to deliver EPA-est. range of around 300 miles in the Twin Motor variant. Equipped with 30 bleeding-edge sensors and featuring premium but sustainable materials in its construction, U.S. deliveries of the Volvo EX90 are set to commence in early 2024.
Based on the SPA2 platform that’s shared with the EX90, the Polestar 3 will also be on display at CES 2023. Working out of Smart Eye AB’s Tech East booth 6353 in West Hall, the all-electric Polestar 3 SUV is the merging point for state-of-the-art driver monitoring system (DMS) and AI software. Visitors will be able to see how the system, with its various sensors & cameras, is able to detect and track the driver’s movements and attentiveness in real-time. Deliveries of the Polestar 3 are expected to begin in fall 2023.
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