The New York Auto Show is set to go forth this August at full pre-pandemic attendance levels, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed in a press conference this week.
The annual auto show will be held from August 20th through to August 29th at the Javitz Center in New York City, with a press day scheduled prior to the show’s official opening on August 19th. Last year’s edition of the New York Auto Show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cuomo said the auto show will also play an important role in supporting one of New York State’s top green energy priorities by promoting electric vehicles, featuring an indoor EV test track that will allow attendees to get behind the wheel of a battery-powered car or crossover.
“We are excited to welcome back auto enthusiasts and industry professionals for this year’s show with full, pre-pandemic attendance levels and a new exhibit focused on electric vehicles with five indoor tracks where attendees can go for a test ride,” Cuomo added. “This is a sure sign that New York is coming back stronger and better than ever.”
The New York Auto Show was first held in 1900 and is America’s oldest and longest-running automotive show. In addition to the electric vehicle test track, this year’s edition of the show is expected to feature over 1,000 different vehicle’s from a wide variety of OEMs, including General Motors and its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC brands.