Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 New York International Auto Show, which dates back to 1900.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the 2021 Reimagined New York International Auto Show will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 29, 2021. Beginning June 30, tickets to North America's first and largest auto show - which will dedicate nearly a full floor to electric vehicles this year - will be made available at pre-pandemic attendance levels. This announcement builds upon the continued reopening of New York's economy and event venues and reflects New Yorkers' significant progress in vaccinations and sustained reductions in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
"The annual New York International Auto Show is not just one our most beloved summer traditions, it is a great economic engine for our state," Governor Cuomo said. "Last year this widely popular event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers in beating back COVID the show will return this year. We are excited to welcome back auto enthusiasts and industry professionals for this year's show with full, pre-pandemic attendance levels and a new exhibit focused on electric vehicles with five indoor tracks where attendees can go for a test drive. This is a sure sign that New York is coming back stronger and better than ever."
New York Auto Show President Mark Schienberg said, "We are pleased to be standing with Governor Cuomo in announcing the return of a long-standing New York institution, the New York Auto Show. For 121 years New York City has been at the center of the great advances in the personal transportation industry. We look forward to returning in August, helping restart our economy, and giving buyers the help they need when making important purchasing decisions."
Alan Steel, President and CEO of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation which operates the Javits Center, said, "We are excited to welcome the New York International Auto Show back to the Javits Center and demonstrate all of the remarkable progress New York has made. After hosting the largest vaccination center in the United States, the Javits Center has reinforced its role in New York's recovery, and this one-of-a-kind event signifies that our industry is ready to gather together, share ideas and move our world forward. Get ready to start your engines in August!"
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the 2020 New York International Auto Show, which dates back to 1900. This year, the show returns and is being planned and prepared in accordance with the State's COVID-19 health guidance. As public health conditions and the guidance is improving dramatically, the Auto Show and Javits Center will adapt and adhere to applicable policies and protocols, as necessary (such as using touchless advance ticketing, social distancing, and extensive cleaning protocols during the entire run of the show). The State will continue to work closely with show management in preparation for the safe and successful return of the 121st New York International Auto Show in August.
The New York International Auto Show ushers in the latest automotive trends, showcasing an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. The Auto Show occupies a 1 million square feet of exhibit space at the Javits Center, with multiple floors of displays from the world's automakers featuring the newest vehicles with the latest advanced technology available on the market. Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display.
New York International Auto Show EV Exhibition
The 2021 New York International Auto Show will play an important role in supporting one of New York State's top green energy priorities by focusing on electric vehicles. At this year's show, nearly an entire floor of the Javits Center will be dedicated to electric vehicles. The exhibition will feature a total of five indoor test tracks, giving show attendees the opportunity to experience first-hand the feeling of an all-electric vehicle. Nine manufacturers will be participating in this multi-brand demonstration, which is expected to introduce EVs to thousands of attendees. This special exhibition will host more than two dozen companies including the nine automakers, New York Power Authority, Charge NY, NYSERDA, and a number of home, mobile and curbside charging partners committed to consumer education and EV adoption. The Show will also present ten personal electric mobility companies to the public by featuring a wide range of two-wheeled electric vehicles for attendees to experience on controlled test tracks.
The return of the New York International Auto Show means significant benefits for New York's economy, generating over $300 million to the local and State economies. In addition, 72 percent of consumers who attend the show identify themselves as 12-month intenders and 85 percent of those intenders say attending this event helps them in their purchasing decision, making the Show one of the most influential marketing events for the industry. The event also supports 72,000 jobs at local retail new car & truck dealerships whose economic imprint exceeds $53 billion a year.
Given the dramatic improvement in the public health conditions, New York adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines on May 19, which allow for increased capacity, reduced social distancing, and mask removal for fully vaccinated individuals. As of yesterday, 65 percent of New York's adults had received at least one vaccine dose and 56 percent had completed their vaccine series.
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. More information on the health protocols for attendees will be announced later and are subject to change with the State's guidance.