Four ways Tesla ruled CES 2016 without even showing up

Believe it or not, Tesla didn't have an official presence at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But that doesn't mean the automotive tech giant wasn't hugely influential at this year's expo. Here, AutoblogGreen editor-in-chief Sebastian Blanco details a few of the ways Tesla still rocked the show without even showing up.

Most significantly, two major car reveals took place at CES 2016. First up was the Faraday Future FFZERO1, an all-electric racecar that shows off all the technology the brand will use to launch a line of cars going forward. Then came the Chevy BoltGM's highly anticipated electric hatchback with a 200-mile range. What's Tesla have to do with either? The Company That Elon Built was the first thing most people mentioned after seeing both the FF and the Bolt. No doubt, Tesla's breakthrough work in the automotive space is hugely important – when a new, big-time EV launches, the first thought on everyone's mind is how Tesla might have made some of that possible.

But that's not all. We found a couple more reasons why Tesla made a huge impression at CES, even though the company didn't have a showcase of its own. Watch the video above to hear them all.

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