World Urban Car of the Year Winner
2017 World Urban Car Winner.
MPG: 137 city / 111 highway
Battery Charge Time: 18h at 110V, 3-5h at 220V, .5-.75h at 440V
Range: 80-114 mi battery-only - or - 180 mi total.
The KIA Soul
Getting juiced up at a Bosch electric charging station. Bosch charging stations will charge any vehicle meeting the SAE J1772 standard.
The Chevy Volt
Battery Charge Time: 13h at 110V, 4.5h at 220V
Range: 53 mi battery-only, 420 mi total
Battery: 18.4 kWh 300 V lithium-ion
The Chevy Bolt
Range: 238mi battery-only
Battery: 60 kWh 350 V lithium-ion
Horsepower: 200 hp
What Is Formula-E?
Formula-E racing mandates that all race vehicles must be electric-powered. The circuit begain in the 2014-2015 Formula E season and consists of 10 teams and 20 drivers. Sebastien Buemi of Switzerland, driving a Spark-Renault Z.E. 15 was last season's winning driver.
The Jaguar Formula-E
The FIA Formula E Championship is a class of auto racing that requires all cars to be electric-powered. The vehicle is a partnership with Panasonic and has been part of Jaguar's racing line since 2016.
Lexus lights up the competition with this LED body design.
Even Star Wars made an appearance at the 2017 NYIAS. The Star Wars VR Experience included the ability to ride in a car equipped with VR technology, letting the 'driver' experience the kinds of racing and dog fights that you normally only get to see in the classic films.
Toyota displays the Mirai chassis and fuel cell system. The car features some of the latest in fuel cell technology. The 2017 Mirai has 151hp, and only takes 5 minutes to refuel. Emissions: zero.
Acura Brought Toys
Editor Maria Guerra gives VR a shot. Acura also displayed an Acura TLX preview featuring an update for the mid-size sedan.
Qualcomm Makes an Appearance
BMW and Qualcomm partnered on this wireless charging car. It is equipped for inductive charging with 7.2 kw of power using Qualcomm Halo prototype technology.