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Chicago Drives Electric Dealer Workshop

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 2:00 PM
  • Chicago Automobile Trade Association, 18W200 Butterfield Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181


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

Registration is closed

EV Workshop Tailored to CATA Dealers

Join us for an afternoon of insightful discussion with leading industry experts providing insights and advice on setting up your business for success in the ever-changing EV market.


Join fellow CATA dealers for an EV workshop and informative conversations with industry experts on a range of topics including: 

  • Keeping your business strategy forward-thinking and adaptable amidst the ever-changing landscape
  • Find efficiencies in business functions to support EVs, such as charger installation
  • Streamline management of EV charging from showroom to service
  • Used car market and insights around selling used EVs


2:00-2:15 p.m. – Dealer arrival & welcome

2:15-3:30 p.m. – State of the EV Landscape Discussion & Workshop

  • Mark LaNeve, President, Charge Enterprises
  • Jim Bunnell, Executive Director Automotive Dealer Channel Operations, Charge Enterprises 

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Finding Efficiencies in Dealership Charging Installation by Powering Chicago

  • Robert Hattier, Business Representative for IBEW Local 134
  • Nick Pupich, Connolly Electric

4:00-4:15 p.m. – PlugStar EV Certification Program Overview

  • Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America

4:15-6:00 p.m. – Remarks & Dealer Networking Happy Hour

  • How to Win the Used Car Game with Grant Goering, Accu-Trade Specialist, Enterprise Accounts at
  • Continue the EV conversation over libations and light hors d’oeuvres

6:00 p.m. – Event Concludes

*Schedule subject to change

Please feel free to add other personnel from your dealership who should be in the EV know. All CATA members are welcome and encouraged to attend!

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


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