Why You Need to Go to Electrify Expo (When It Comes to Your Town): To Shop for an Electric Car

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The auto show is back and it’s electrifying!  

My friend Alli keeps asking me about electric cars. Which one is right for her? What’s the story about charging it? How far can she drive it? Can she fit all her stuff in it? 

She wants to get away from non-renewable resource sucking cars. She wants to be more responsible, more sustainable, more modern in her driving choices. But then, there’s reality. 

So I’m encouraging her to attend Electrify Expo, and I’m encouraging you, too. 

Electrify Expo is staging its last show of the season this weekend in Austin. But expect it to return in 2022 bigger and better as the electric car market expands. 

That’s because this show isn’t just about the future of driving, it’s the future of auto shows, which have always been the best place to shop for a car (you can also shop for charging options, electric scooters, electric skateboards and more). Now, you can see all your options in one place, learn about the differences between them, pick out the cars that are right for you and then take a test drive.

Related: Are Electric Cars Actually Better for the Environment?

Bmw Has A Number Of Evs At The Show, And You Can See Them All

Electric cars are the star of this show, and you can drive them, too. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Did You Know All these Brands Have Electric Options?

You might be inclined to think an electric car auto show may have only a couple of cars and a whole bunch of mopeds and skateboards. But, actually, the opposite is true. And it will be come even more true in the next few years until we hit 2030 when most new cars will be electrified. 

At Electrify Expo you’ll see EVs from: 

Unfortunately there are some brands you won’t see, at least this year, including Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Nissan and Tesla. However, even if you’re shopping one of those brands, this is a great way to learn about EV ownership from charging options to battery range, industry standards and more. 

Related: MPGe, kWh, 4xe? Everything You Need to Know About Electric Car Lingo

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll see at Electrify Expo:

This Electric Shuttle Is Something We'Ll Start To See More Of In Our Downtown Urban Areas

This Ryde electric shuttle is something we’ll start to see more of in our downtown urban areas. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Vw Id.4 Exhibit Lets Everyone Get Under The Hood Of This Electric Suv

The VW ID.4 exhibit lets everyone get under the hood of this electric SUV. Photo: Scotty Reiss

There Has Been A Ton Of Excitement Around The Hyudai Ioniq 5 And You Can See It At Electrify Expo

There has been a ton of excitement around the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and you can see it at Electrify Expo. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Kia Ev6 Showcases The Future Of This Brand'S Design And Technology

The Kia EV6 showcases the future of this brand’s design and technology. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Volvo C40 Ev

The Volvo C40 EV, which is coming to dealerships soon. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Bmw Ix Is One Of The More Exciting Evs Coming To The Market

The BMW IX is one of the more exciting EVs coming to the market. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Polestar Has A Nice Exhibit; In Many Cities You Can Arrange A Test Drive That Leaves From Your Driveway

Polestar has a nice exhibit; in many cities you can arrange a test drive that leaves from your driveway. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Mini E Display At Electrify Expo

The Mini E display at Electrify Expo is designed to prove that EV driving can indeed be fun. Photo: Scotty Reiss

The Vw Id.4 Test Drive Area

When you’re done checking out the exhibits, you can sign up for test drives. Here, the VW ID.4  test drive models are lined up and ready. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Electrify Expo, Nov. 12-14, Circuit of the Americas, Austin TX; tickets $20

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