THE ELECTRIFY EXPO
A great way to demo many different electric vehicles
The Electrify Expo was supposed to start in 2020, but thanks to the pandemic, it was pushed back a year. They rescheduled for 2021, with three events. One in September in Irvine, California, a second in October in Miami and a third in November in Austin, Texas.
They did a lot of marketing, but as a relatively new and unknown entity, it took them a while to build momentum and bring manufacturers into the event. We had high expectations, because they said something about an electric airplane being there.
At the first event at the Great Park in Irvine, California, title sponsors including Volvo, Polestar, Volkswagen, Hyundai, Bosch and Super73 were in attendance. You could demo everything. E-bikes, electric scooters, electric motorcycles and electric cars all free to test. Best of all, the demo areas were packed with e-curious enthusiasts and consumers.
Like any event, even with seasoned organizers, there will be hiccups and unforeseen circumstances. With all
the troubles, we think they’re off to a good start and expect next year will be bigger and better. They’re already planning to add more locations for future shows. It really is a great place to discover and ride all manner of electric vehicles, and we expect more and more companies will come on board for 2022.