As Chinese new energy products have become the highlight of CES 2023, we at EqualOcean tracked and summarized new energy products focusing on energy storage solutions and electric bicycles from China, which are absolutely worth noticing.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the most influential tech event in the world, providing ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world's biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage. The show has more than doubled in size compared to 2022, with more than 2,400 exhibitors covering 166 countries and regions and over 480 companies from China.
Taking place in the first week of January in Las Vegas, this CES 2023 covered a wide range of product categories from consumer electronics to automotive technology. Among which, new energy products from China have gained much attention. In this article, we rounded up Chinese companies' latest innovation debuts at CES 2023, with a specific focus on energy storage solutions and electric bicycles.
Jackery, a brand under the Shenzhen-headquartered company Hello Tech (Chinese: 华宝新能) as being the global leader of innovative portable power and green outdoor energy solutions, offers products that are stylish, environmentally friendly, and can easily be incorporated into most outdoor lifestyles. The company doubled down on these features during CES 2023, revealing several products that walked away with a total of four Innovation Awards.
The most intriguing Jackery product on display at CES 2023 was the LightTent-AIR, which is an inflatable tent that comes with a built-in power supply. Flexible solar panels on its canopy can pump out 1200 Watts of power, which is then sent to built-in storage modules to provide consumers with a source of energy at night — letting users charge their gear while sleeping to prepare for their next adventure. The other three awarded products are Jackery SG Explorer 2000 Pro, Air-W and Jackery LightCycle-S1. Jackery SG Explorer 2000 Pro was created to be a perfect green power companion for campers and van-lifers who are seeking a versatile one-stop product that fits all their energy needs, whereas the Air-W is a portable wind power generation accessory that can produce 200W of power, capable of generating stable electricity even in wild-wind conditions. Jackery LightCycle-S1 is a marriage of green energy and mobility. The wheeled battery can store up to 3500Wh of electricity and offer 3500W of power. It can be towed by a vehicle and convert the kinetic energy into electricity that charges the built-in battery pack.
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Shenzhen, EcoFlow (Chinese: 正浩创新) has been focusing on mobile energy storage and clean energy. Today, equipped with industry-leading portable energy storage solutions, solar technology and the world's first smart home energy ecosystem, EcoFlow has become a global industry leader in energy storage and clean energy technology. With three major operating headquarters located in Los Angeles, Dusseldorf and Tokyo, the company employs over 2,000 people worldwide and has over 2 million users worldwide, with products available for sale in over 100 countries and regions.
At CES, the company launched a battery-powered fridge with ice maker, a portable, updated version of its battery-powered air conditioning unit and a number of other innovations. Included in the line-up is a robotic lawn mower, the Blade. The company claims it is the world’s first lawn-sweeping robot, collecting debris such as leaves and cutting the grass. Plus, the company unveiled the Glacier, a portable fridge. EcoFlow claims this product is another market first, with an integrated ice maker. It takes the gadget around 12 minutes to produce 18 ice cubes. The device is powered by a 297 Wh battery, which consumers can freely recharge via solar panels, providing up to 24 hours of life. EcoFlow Wave 2 has also been unveiled, a new portable air conditioner which consumers are able to use to heat or cool a space. The device lasts up to eight hours on a single charge and has 5,100 BTU cooling and 6,100 BTU heating. The EcoFlow Blade, EcoFlow Glacier and EcoFlow Wave 2 are expected to launch in April, and the prices of which are yet to be decided.
Founded in 2012, Ugreen (Chinese: 绿联科技) has been specializing in developing and manufacturing consumer electronic accessories and peripherals. It has been participating in CES since 2015, and it has consistently impressed attendees with innovative and high-quality products. In CES 2023, Ugreen showcased a wide range of products, including portable charger, charging cables, data transfer cables, audio adapters, and phone cases.
One of the highlights of Ugreen at CES 2023 is the company’s new portable charger – PowerRoam Series. This compact and lightweight device can charge a variety of electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops, with the ability to keep household appliances running in emergency situations, such as electric frying pans, kettles, toasters, coffee makers, hairdryers, blenders, and refrigerators. Another product in-line is the Ugreen Charger, a versatile and convenient charging solution for all devices. It features a USB-C port and two USB-A ports, allowing users to charge up to three devices at once. The charger also has a powerful output of 60W, ensuring that the devices charge quickly and efficiently. The Ugreen Hub is a compact, multi-functional device that allows easy connection and management of all of devices and peripherals. With its high-speed USB ports, users can easily connect their devices, such as phones, tablets, laptops, and more, to the hub for fast and convenient charging. It also features a built-in HDMI port, allowing connections with the devices to a larger display, such as a TV or monitor, for a more immersive viewing experience.
Yadea (Chinese: 雅迪) is a global leader in developing and manufacturing electric two-wheel vehicles, including electric motorcycles, electric mopeds, electric bicycles and electric kick scooters. To date, Yadea has sold products to 60 million users in over 100 countries and regions and has a network of 40,000+ retailers worldwide. With a mission to help people "Electrify Your Life", Yadea continues to invest in R&D, production and global expansion to build a shared and sustainable future. As well as being the debut appearance for Yadea at CES, the product launch at the world's biggest tech event saw the US debut of the all-new high-speed straddle electric motorcycle series Yadea Keeness VFD and the high-speed pedal electric motorcycle Yadea E150.
The Keeness VFD model is equipped with a 10KW mid-mounted high-performance motor and features a maximum speed of 100km/h, and an acceleration from 0km/h to 50km/h in 4 seconds. The battery utilizes automotive-grade ternary lithium technology and is equipped with an intelligent energy recovery electronic control system, which enhances power and extends the battery life of high-speed electric motorcycles. Also on show, the Yadea E150, a high-performance electric scooter that boasts a peak power of 5KW, a peak torque of 160Nm, and a top speed of 80km/h. Showcased throughout the exhibition, the Yadea E150 also features Yadea's innovative super-fast charging technology, meaning the motorcycle can be charged up to 80% full power in just 20 minutes.
Yadea also introduced its series of ebike models equipped with high-performance motors featuring a five-year warranty. The company has been in the ebike market for six years and has developed mature smart sensor motor technology, offering a smooth and powerful gear-shifting experience for riders. The Yadea Innovator, one of the models released at CES, is the company's first AI-powered electric folding bike and won the 2022 American Outstanding Industrial Design (IDEA) Award. The Trooper 01 model features dual motor drive and rear hub motor technology with a peak power of 1000W and 750W, while the Camper model, set to be released in March, will also be equipped with the same motor.
Founded in 2013, Davinci Tech (Chinese: 达芬骑动力科技) is a fast-growing Chinese manufacturer of high-performance robotic electric motorcycles and is dedicated to exploring the development of robotic carriers. The company's R&D team consists of engineers from 11 faculties of Tsinghua University, and has the ability to develop hardware and software in depth, making it a technology innovation company that can create imagination into reality. Davinci Tech made its first-ever appearance at CES 2023, and the company took center stage and showcased the seamless user experience delivered by its futuristic DC100 electric motorcycle, which has also seen its US debut.
The technical specifications of the DC100 are industry leading when compared with other players in the electric motorcycle sector, able to hit 60 mph (100 km/h) in just three seconds before hitting a maximum speed of 124 mph (200 km/h). When it comes to range, the DC100 really packs a punch, with a battery capacity of 249 mi (400 km). Likewise, level-3 DC fast-charging stations, an industry standard in the North American market, deliver riders at full charge in just half an hour. The innovative braking system, smooth forward and reverse and hill-start/decent assist control can deliver an effortless riding experience, while its Combined Braking System and Traction Control System ensure rider safety.
The models on display at CES 2023 also demonstrate the bike's innovative smartphone-based dashboard feature. During the show, attendees could take a "virtual test drive" using the model's groundbreaking interface systems. Riders need only to dock their smartphones with the DC100 to take control, with their handset screens serving as the dashboard.
As a specialized Chinese manufacturer, Cyrusher was founded in 2014 with the goal of introducing e-bikes to more users, improving personal mobility and lowering the society's carbon footprint. The company is committed to providing riders with a cost-effective product that is in line with the ever-changing market laws. With innovation serving as the competitive advantage of the business, Cyrusher is continually upgrading its product lineup to better meet the demands of riders. In 2022, Cyrusher brings the portable power station to the public and promotes a more portable lifestyle. Furthermore, the company will keep growing its line of products, extending the concept of electrification to a wider range of products that will change personal lifestyles and promote a green and healthy society.
The company revealed a wide range of e-rideables and power storage solutions at CES 2023. The products include fat electric bikes, an electric surfboard, and outdoor power storage systems. One of the electric bikes on display at CES is the Ranger which features a 750W Bafang motor, LCD screen, 4-inch fat tires, and fresh custom paintwork. The Ranger offers a riding range of 56 miles. Mobility-impaired riders can leverage the Kommoda and Ovia bikes, which are designed to meet their needs. Equipped with batteries, motors, and a few more components, the electric surfboard offers a top speed of 40 mph.