For more than half a century, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has been the premier place to roll out some of modern history’s most iconic innovations. From the first videocassette players to satellite radio to mobile devices, the world watches CES—sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association—to learn what is new and next.
As electric vehicles (EV) continue to increase in popularity, EV charging equipment and accessories were a key attraction at CES, said Robert Rizzo, 365 Pronto’s Vice President of EV Solutions and Infrastructure. Rizzo attended the 2022 CES, which took place January 5-7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and through a virtual component.
More than 200 companies were on hand to unveil new or updated automotive technology or products related to electric vehicle charging.
- Automakers announced new EV models in various sizes and configurations—from compact cars to large trucks and sport-utility vehicles.
- Original equipment manufacturers unveiled new technology and charging capabilities to support EV adoption.
- Brands showcased ways to leverage artificial intelligence in various settings, including autonomous vehicles and manufacturing.
US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg delivered remarks about the future of the country’s smart cities and mobility. During his speech, he discussed the recent $1 trillion infrastructure package—which includes billions to support EV adoption—and how private industry and government can partner to bolster innovation in the coming years.
This year’s conference also addressed:
- Building integrated smart cities
- Leveraging 5G technology
- Creating a smart home that is energy efficient and more accessible for all
“CES provided a fantastic opportunity to network with new and existing connections and see first-hand the incredible innovations that automakers and original equipment manufacturers unveiled,” Rizzo said. “I was deeply impressed by the intense focus on supporting a new electrified automotive landscape and look forward to the vast opportunities that lie within the residential, commercial, and fleet spaces in 2022.”
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