Last year, organizers of the New York International Auto Show tried to reschedule the event from April to September in hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic would ease by the fall. However, as we all well know, it did not, and organizers were ultimately forced to cancel the event as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in which it is held was still being used as a makeshift hospital. However, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the 2021 New York Auto Show will officially take place August 20th-29th, 2021 with a bit of a new format.
“The annual New York International Auto Show is not just one of our most beloved summer traditions, it is a great economic engine for our state,” Cuomo said. “Last year this widely popular event was canceled due to the pandemic, but thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers in beating back COVID the show will return this year. 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 drive. This is a sure sign that New York is coming back stronger and better than ever.”
The 2021 New York Auto Show, which dates all the way back to the year 1900, will feature nearly an entire floor dedicated solely to electric vehicles. Attendees will be able to drive EVs on one of five indoor test tracks, which will feature vehicles from nine different automotive manufacturers, as well as electric scooters, bicycles. and other mobility vessels. Roughly 1,000 vehicles will be on display, in total, across one million square feet of space. Tickets for the 2021 New York Auto Show go on sale June 30th and can be purchased here.