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Chicago Drives Electric - Saturday, Oct. 1, 12:00-1:30 PM

  • Saturday, October 01, 2022
  • Chicago Automobile Trade Association, 18W200 Butterfield Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


  • A reservation is required for each driving participant. Reservations not required for non-driving guests. This is an outdoor event, subject to weather conditions. Please dress appropriately.

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The producers of the Chicago Auto Show are plugging into the EV revolution with Chicago Drives Electric, putting you behind the wheel of some of today’s brand-new electric vehicles! This FREE event is designed for attendees to experience the latest EVs, hybrids and plug-in hybrids to showcase a variety of options that may fit individual needs or lifestyles.

In addition to driving and learning about the latest electrified vehicles, experts from the automakers,, Charge Enterprises, ComEd, and Powering Chicago will be on hand to assist with questions as they relate to range anxiety, on-the-go charging networks and infrastructure, at-home charging and installation, and where to begin your search.

Chicago Drives Electric Vehicles include the following (subject to change):

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale (static display)
  • Chrysler Pacifica PHEV
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Chevrolet Bolt EUV
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E
  • Ford E-transit
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5 (static display)
  • Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV (static display)
  • Hyundai Tucson PHEV (static display)
  • Hyundai Kona EV (static display)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV
  • Kia EV6
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Volvo C40 Recharge
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge
  • Volvo XC60 Recharge PHEV
  • Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

Test drives are on a first come, first served basis. Your Chicago Drives Electric reservation guarantees your entry within your selected date and 90-minute timeframe only. Please be on time to maximize the full event experience.

The event will also feature FREE parking. Food & drinks will be available for purchase on-site to power you through the day!


Driver requirements are set by the participating manufacturers. In most cases, drivers must be 21 years of age and possess a valid, state-issued driver license. Drivers may be required to submit to a breathalyzer test. Age and other requirements vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. All participants will be asked to sign individual waivers from each manufacturer. All bags subject to search. Patrons may be randomly selected for security screening. Attendees with disabilities will be directed to designated parking, which is immediately adjacent to the event. State-issued license plate or placard required.




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


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