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Chicago Drives Electric - Sunday, Oct. 1, 4:00-5:30 PM

  • Sunday, October 01, 2023
  • Chicago Automobile Trade Association, 18W200 Butterfield Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
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  • NO REFUNDS. CDE reservation includes $5 discount for the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Reservation required for each driving participant; 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 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, DriveChicago, 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):

  • Audi RS e-tron RT
  • Audi Q4 e-tron
  • Audi Q8 e-tron
  • Cadillac LYRIQ
  • Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Mach-e
  • Ford e-Transit
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5
  • Hyundai IONIQ 6
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
  • Kia EV6
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Kia EV9 (static only)
  • Nissan ARIYA
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Toyota bz4x
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Toyota RAV4 Prime
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Volvo XC40 BEVs
  • Volvo C40

Test drives are on a first come, first served basis. Your Chicago Drives Electric reservation guarantees your entry within your selected date and 2-hour timeframe only. Please be on time to maximize the full event experience.

The event will also feature FREE parking!


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.


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


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