But the Governor’s central theme was that the return of the Auto Show to the Javits Center signals New York is ready to welcome the world again after successfully managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When the Javits Center is back, when the Auto Show is back, that is the clearest sign that New York is back,” Gov. Hochul said. “This building is a testament to the resiliency of New Yorkers, as is this show which has been here for over 100 years. We had a little break in the action, but never again will we have to do that. So, to Mark Sheinberg, President of the Greater [New York] Auto Dealers Association, thank you for having the faith, never giving up and keeping strong through these times, as well as your board of directors.”
Doug Clark, Managing Partner of the SRC Government Affairs Practice, helped to organize the preview event held on Wednesday, April 13 where guests were able to test drive the many all-electric vehicles and get a first look at the more than 250,000 sq. ft of exhibit space for electric vehicle displays including three separate indoor EV test tracks.