TORONTO, Ont. — With increasing environmental awareness and ever-improving support infrastructure, interest in electric vehicles in Canada is growing at an ever expanding pace.
For the past three years, the Canadian International AutoShow has offered EV Test Drives during the 10-day run of the show, and for the 2020 AutoShow this popular feature has been expanded again. When the Show opens February 14th, people interested in trying out an electric car will have 24 vehicles from which to test on Toronto’s streets, an increase of 33 per cent over last year. What’s more, nearly four in 10 AutoShow Early-Bird ticket buyers have indicated that exploring EVs is their primary reason for attending the show.
“The Canadian International AutoShow is the best place to see all of your electric vehicle options in one place,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “Every year, the number of electric and hybrid options available to consumers grows significantly, and our expanded association with Plug’n Drive who will be managing our on-site test program will help more people than ever get educated and experienced in the benefits of this new technology.”
There have been rapid developments in the electric vehicle sector over the past year, and they are being recognized by industry observers:
“We are pleased to once again be partnering with Canadian International Autoshow to help consumers learn about the environmental and economic benefits of driving electric and to provide a fantastic opportunity to test drive the growing line up of latest makes and models of electric vehicles,” said Cara Clairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Plug’n Drive.
About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and annual attendance of 360,000, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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