Original Article, P. Brown, Electronics 360, January 6, 2022
Electric vehicles (EVs) have not been a big part of the world’s largest trade show, CES, in the past. Instead, it has been an outlet to showcase crazy automotive concepts and next-generation dashboards and displays.
That all changed at this week’s CES 2022.
The show has been alive with numerous EV announcements everywhere, and not just for consumer passenger vehicles either. There are boats and bikes and even industrial equipment that has been introduced at the show for the first time.
The electrification of CES comes as the automotive industry is currently undergoing two simultaneous transitions: the move to all-electric infrastructures and the introduction of automated capabilities en route to self-driving cars. The boom to move to EVs in consumer and commercial vehicles has been brewing but it took off shortly after last year’s CES. In January 2021, all the major automotive OEMs announced that they would transition to selling primarily electric models by 2030 including General Motors, Ford, Volvo, Volkswagen, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and everyone else.