Welcome to a special CES preview edition of Ride Review, your weekly digest of the latest innovations and new vehicle announcements in the world of micromobility.
What to Expect at CES 2024
It should come as no surprise that AI will be a focus point for this year’s CES. Urtopia will be unveiling the Fusion, an electric bike with ChatGPT built in. How that will work is anybody’s guess, but we have high hopes as Urtopia is known for their seamless integration of technology in previous e-bike products.
E-bike manufacturer Himiway plans to unveil an impressive eight new models at CES. While four of these are updates to existing products, the other four are brand new and include family-oriented models such as cargo and kids bikes.
Damon Motors will showcase the Hyperfighter, a naked electric superbike with a blistering top speed of 170 mph (274 km/h). The Canadian manufacturer will also be promoting its exoskeleton powertrain, Hyperdrive, which features advanced warning systems and the ability to shift riding position between sport and commuting modes.
Verge Motorcycles will showcase their TS, TS Pro, and TS Ultra models, all of which are powered by a unique hubless rim motor. All of these models have been announced and teased several times already, so we’re half expecting Verge to announce yet another TS variant before finally beginning their first deliveries in mid-to-late 2024.
Honda will unveil more details about its bigger push into the EV market. Details are sparse but the Japanese titan has promised 30 new electric models by 2030, as well as “several key technologies that illustrate the significant transformation Honda is currently undergoing.”
Technology and service giant Bosch will be present at CES with a booth, press conferences, and a panel. They have teased a wide range of new innovations for fleets and electric mobility, including automated valet charging and operation services for shared mobility fleets.
Austin-based Shift Robotics will debut an updated version of the Moonwalker X electric mobility shoes, a novel transportation device that allows you to walk at high speeds for up to 6.5 miles (11 km). The original version fits over regular shoes and weighs in at a hefty 5.2 lbs (2.4 kg) per shoe.
Horwin America will launch the SENMENTI electric motorcycle series, including one production model and two concepts. These are the first products from the California-based manufacturer, and the production-ready SENMENTI 0 is now available for pre-orders.
Cyrusher will be presenting a large lineup of electric bike products, and probably some off-the-wall stuff (like their electric snowboard we covered last week). Expect to see some brand new products as well as demos of their recently announced premium models, the Scout and the Hurricane.
SQUAD MOBILITY will be demoing the Special Edition of the SQUAD, a compact and affordable micro-car with swappable batteries that can charge directly from rooftop-mounted solar panels.
Vanpowers plans to unveil two new electric bike models. The New Jersey startup is known for their first crowd-funded e-bike which was built on an assembled frame with a tenon-and-mortise structure.
Hyundai’s air mobility division Supernal will have a “vertiport” exhibition to show their electric air taxi concept, called an eVTOL. The exhibition will also be used to demonstrate potential flight networks and the use of mobility hubs to simplify travel.