Technology enthusiasts eagerly await each year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to see the latest technology in computers. gaming, gadgets and home entertainment, but this year’s show is featuring new products that show the expanding reach of electric propulsion.
For instance, you wouldn’t expect to normally see John Deere displaying farm equipment at the CES, but here they are with a new, all electric automated tractor and seeding machine. The seeding machine, called ExactShot will help farmers be economically and environmentally sustainable. ExactShot uses a sensor to register when each individual seed is in the process of going into the soil. As this occurs, a robot will spray only the amount of fertilizer needed, about 0.2 ML, directly onto the seed at the exact moment as it goes into the ground.
Helps keep nitrogen out of waterways
Across the U.S. corn crop, ExactShot could save over 93 million gallons of starter fertilizer annually and prevent wasted fertilizer from encouraging weed growth or increasing the risk of running off the field into a waterway. With the global population expected to grow from 8 billion to nearly 10 billion by 2050, farmers need to increase production by 60% to 70% on today’s arable land. Deere is also displaying an all-electric construction backhoe at the event.
Fast-charging electric motorcycles
Meanwhile, Yadea, a manufacturer of electric motorcycles and scooters unveiled two new bikes at the show. 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 0-50km/h in just 4 seconds. 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 super-fast charging technology, meaning the motorcycle can be charged up to 80% full power in just 20 minutes.
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