New Yorkers Ride Nearly 20,000 Electric Demo Rides During Electrify Expo’s Inaugural Stop in NYC

  • Toyota and BMW introduced all-new vehicles for North America
  • Hover1 Kids Zone sets test record in New York
  • Onyx presents its brand new electric bike, LZR

AUSTIN, TX, September 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Expo Electrify, North America the largest festival of electric vehicles (, completed his third stop at the Nassau Coliseum last weekend on Long Island, NY. In only its second year, Electrify Expo continues to attract tens of thousands of consumers interested in test-driving and experiencing all types of electric transportation.

The New York The event recorded nearly 20,000 demonstration rides on electric cars, electric bicycles, electric motorcycles, electric scooters and electric skateboards, as well as electric trikes. The average age of Electrify Expo attendees is between 29 and 45, and they spend more than three hours testing more than five different vehicles at each event. The majority of attendees came from within a 90 mile radius.

Several of the world’s leading electric car brands were on display, offering demonstrations, including BMW, Toyota, Kia, Lexus, Polestar, Volvo, Volkswagen, Chrysler, and more. Additionally, the outdoor festival has broken a record among the state’s younger generation opting for good “clean” entertainment. Empire State Youth completed nearly 4,000 test laps in the Hover-1 Kids Zoneupsetting from Seattle record last month, proving that the New York one the next generation of drivers are ready to go all-electric.

BMW has chosen Electrify Expo to present its all-new all-electric BMW i7 sedan, which will hit the market later this year. Featuring two electric motors with a combined output of 536 horsepower, the i7 xDrive60 will go from 0-60 in approximately 4.5 seconds while returning an estimated range of up to 318 zero-emission miles quietly and in luxurious style. As BMW’s flagship luxury sedan, the BMW i7 also features a curved touchscreen, the latest advanced driver assistance systems and a full suite of in-car entertainment options, including a first screen 31 inches of its kind. 8K rear seat cinema screen.

After making its debut last month, Toyota also chose Electrify Expo to showcase the new 2023 Toyota Crown at Electrify Expo New York event, a vehicle with a long and rich global history.

ONYX Motorbikes has selected Electrify Expo to unveil and publicly launch its latest e-bike, the LZR. The ONYX LZR is the perfect blend of everyday commuting and high-impact sports incorporated into one precision-engineered personal electric transportation. “Several visitors to Electrify Expo said the only reason they showed up was to test out the ONYX line of products,” said Tim Seward, Design Director, ONYX Motorbikes. “There is a lack of differentiation in e-bikes, and ONYX always aims to provide the best and most versatile e-bike you can get for the price.”

“The transition to the electric vehicle is underway,” said BJ Birtwell, founder and executive producer of Electrify Expo. “This festival has quickly become the de-facto platform to launch new vehicles and connect brands with hands-ups and highly engaged buyers. As we expand into more cities and add new elements to the event , we expect consumers to rely on Electrify Expo as their primary “try before you buy” platform for electric mobility.”

Earlier this year, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said electric vehicles are the key to decarbonization. New York will continue to focus on expanding its interstate fast charging network and promoting electric vehicles. Governor Hochul signed a bill in 2021, before California, Washingtonand Massachusettssetting a goal of 100% passenger car and truck sales in the state by 2035.

“As states continue to encourage their residents to go all-electric, Electrify Expo will facilitate this transition by providing consumers with a hands-on experience that will help them make the switch,” Birtwell said.

About Electrify Expo

Electrify Expo is North America the largest outdoor electric vehicle festival showcasing the latest e-mobility products, including electric vehicles, electric motorcycles, electric bicycles, electric scooters, electric skateboards, electric boats, electric boards electric surfboards and more from the best brands around the world. The festival tackles one of the toughest barriers to mass adoption of electric vehicles with hands-on experiences, demonstrations and meaningful test drives. Electrify Expo responds to the growing demand from businesses to share new technologies, new modes of mobility and put products in the hands of consumers in a meaningful way. Electrify Expo will feature over 1 million square feet of exhibit space at Los Angeles County, Seattle, New York, Miamiand Austin.

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