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Chicago Drives Electric - Dealer Session

  • Friday, September 30, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Chicago Automobile Trade Association, 18W200 Butterfield Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


  • One ticket required per participant. Guests must register separately.

Registration is closed

Taking place on the latter half of National Drive Electric Week, the Chicago Drives Electric event is perfectly placed to be a resource for media, dealers and consumers to learn about the EV revolution – and the revolution begins with dealers. Dealers are a key touchpoint in the purchase process – customers look to the dealer for info on EVs and find them very influential in their ultimate purchase decision. Are you equipped to support today’s EV buyer?

Join fellow dealer members on September 30 for a morning of EV education and informative conversations. You’ll hear from and engage with a variety of experts on a range of topics including:

  • How to address consumer concerns about the shift to EVs and range anxiety
  • EV marketing and messaging and how it differs from what you’re currently doing
  • Keeping your business strategy forward-thinking and adaptable
  • How to choose the right EV charging solution for your dealership and find efficiencies in the process
  • Streamline management of EV charging from showroom to service
  • Steps to coordinate with municipal building/planning departments regarding zoning issues
  • …and more.
In addition to the expert speakers listed below, DSMA will also be on hand to answer questions surrounding the recent OEM EV implementation and inventory/profitability constraints for affected brands.


9:00-9:15 a.m. Coffee & Pastry Networking

9:15-9:45 a.m. Consumer Purchasing Trends & EV Marketing Strategies

  • Matt Bute, VP of Inside and National Sales at

9:45-10:00 a.m. Presentation led by Solar One

10:00-11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion: Preparing Your Dealership for the EV Revolution


  • Mark LaNeve, President at Charge Enterprises Inc.
  • Mark Buzzell, VP OEM, Dealer, and Commercial Development at Charge Enterprises Inc.
  • Brad Rinehart, CEO at PLEMCo
  • Gina Dooley, Project Manager, EV Division at Jamerson and Bauwens Electrical Contractors
  • Michael Stonesifer, Director of Commercial Development at Solar One

11:30-12:00 p.m. Dealer + Expert Discussions/Networking

12:00-1:00 p.m. Powering Chicago Interactive Charging Demonstration and Outdoor Test Drives Available

Please forward to those at your dealership who should learn about these key topics. Any employee of a CATA dealer member is eligible to attend.

Chicago Automobile Trade Association
18W200 Butterfield Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 
(630) 495-2282


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