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Washington, D.C., Auto Show Embraces the Future of Mobility

The show’s latest addition is the EV Pavilion powered by Electrify America.

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The 2022 Washington, D.C. Auto Show announced this year’s show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, scheduled Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 30, will adapt with the times by hosting several manufacturers, experts, models, and experiences that cater to the EV market, noting that hybrid-electrics (HEVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) or battery electrics (BEVs) are entering the mainstream at an accelerated rate.

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Gone are the days of these modes of transportation being viewed as a status symbol that is unattainable by the majority, says Washington, D.C. Auto Show officials. In 2020 alone, electric vehicles saw a 41 percent increase in sales globally. Now, almost every major manufacturer is producing at least one form of an electric model, and government leaders and political figures are providing more reasons to go electric — like tax credits and additional incentives under President Biden’s Build Back Better plan.

The show’s latest addition is the EV Pavilion powered by Electrify America, the nation’s largest open ultra-fast DC charging network for electric vehicles (EV). This Pavilion caters to the growing electric mobility market and its high-hitting demand. Its function is to educate show attendees on what the future of mobility looks like while allowing them to browse electric vehicles, charging stations, 3-wheel “fun utility vehicles,” and even electric buses.

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Attendees will also have the chance to take their electric experience further with Pepco’s EVsmart Outdoor Ride ‘N Drive, providing guests the chance to cruise the streets of D.C. behind the wheel of an electric or gasoline-powered vehicle. 

Show dates and times:

Friday, Jan. 21, 12:00 noon – 10:00 pm;  Saturday, Jan. 22, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm;  Sunday, Jan. 23, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm;  Monday, Jan. 24 through Thursday, Jan. 27, 12:00 noon – 9:00 pm;  Friday, Jan. 28, 12:00 – 10:00 pm;  Saturday, Jan. 29, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm;  Sunday, Jan. 30, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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Operating in full accordance with the safety protocols announced by Mayor Muriel Bowser and the District of Columbia, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center requires all guests to wear a mask while inside, and show proof of vaccination upon entering the building (including proof of the first dose for children 12 and older). Additional comprehensive preventative measures including increased sanitation and hand-washing stations, and regular cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas will be implemented throughout the show days. Visit the show’s COVID Safety Information page on the website for more information. 

For more information, go to www.washingtonautoshow.com.    

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