July 2, 2021
Elevating electric vehicles to new heights, the 2021 New York International Automobile Show will feature an unprecedented entire floor dedicated to EVs, charging solutions, and consumer awareness programs with four indoor test tracks for consumers and media.

The New York Auto Show's Level 1 'Electric Vehicle Test Fest' features multiple test tracks featuring seven new vehicle models, e-bikes and scooters.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take a ride in a wide range of EVs including new models from Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Nissan, Polestar, Porsche and Volvo.


“With interest in EVs growing every day, we wanted to help consumers new to electrics transition easily. The test tracks are designed to excite and inspire as well as remove any pre-conceived notions about electric vehicle ownership,” said Auto Show chairman, John LaSorsa.

"The test tracks give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of electric vehicles. And we know when people get to experience everything EVs have to offer their likelihood to purchase jumps tremendously."


Track renderings show how attendees will embark on a re-imagined road trip through various environments where they can get a real sense for how electric vehicles feel and handle.

The Show's EV Hall includes exhibitors and partners from home and mobile charging stations to infrastructure solutions. The program is sponsored in-part by ConEdison, New York Power Authority, ChargeNY and J.D. Power and is committed to consumer education and promoting EV adoption.

The Show's EV Test Track contains an outdoors-like environment with a "roadway" through natural settings, special effects and greenery.

Renderings courtesy of Freeman