Houston Auto Show Spotlights Electrification by Featuring All-Electric Showroom with EVolve Houston
HOUSTON, Texas – EVolve Houston, a public-private coalition seeking to accelerate clean transportation through electrification in the Houston area, is proud to announce it will participate in the 37th Houston Auto Show taking place January 22 through January 26, 2020 at NRG Center. Through this collaboration with EVolve Houston, the Houston Auto Show will feature its first all-electric showroom, displaying the latest electric vehicles and charging stations.
The EVolve Houston Electric Vehicle Showroom will represent a landmark step toward its goal for electric vehicle sales in the Houston region to reach 30 percent of new car sales in Houston by 2030 – referred to as “30 by 30, as well as toward the City of Houston’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
“The Houston Auto Show is one of the most impressive shows of its kind. A partnership with EVolve Houston represents a fantastic opportunity to access the consumer market and advertise the potential of EVs in our future,” said Chris George, Executive Director of EVolve Houston. “We are thrilled to be a part of it.”
EVolve Houston, launched by Mayor Sylvester Turner in October, is led by representatives from government, industry, and academia sectors, including the City of Houston, Shell, NRG Energy, CenterPoint Energy, the University of Houston, and LDR, which provides management support and project execution. To accomplish its goal, EVolve Houston developed the “Electric Vehicle Roadmap,” which is organized around strategic initiatives in three focus areas: awareness, availability, and affordability. EVolve Houston’s electric vehicle showroom will focus on each of these themes.
The Houston Auto Show, produced by the Houston Automobile Dealers Association and presented by the Houston Chronicle, is the largest auto show of the south, and the first to feature an all-electric vehicle showroom. Located at NRG Center, the Auto Show is a five-day event that will take up more than 800,000 square feet, feature over 800 cars, and offer an opportunity to test drive some of the newest, most popular models under one roof.
The 2019 Houston Auto Show at the NRG Center opens on Wednesday, January 22 and runs through Sunday, January 26. Show hours are:
Wed. – Fri. Noon – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Adult tickets are $14 and $5 for children six to 12 years old when accompanied by an adult, kids under six are free. For more information, visit www.houstonautoshow.com.