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Electric Vehicles in the spotlight at Charlotte Auto Show

Numerous manufacturers will display their newest models for car shoppers, plus electric vehicles will be on display with interactive exhibits.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The latest in automotive technology will be on display at the 2022 Charlotte Auto Show this weekend in Uptown. 

The Charlotte Auto Fair, which is presented by the Greater Charlotte Automobile Dealers Association, runs from Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This year's theme is "Your Brand, Your Choice."

The Charlotte Auto Show will give shoppers the perfect environment to compare the latest models before heading to a dealership for a test drive or purchase. 

Electric vehicles will be on full display as part of the Electric Avenue display. The interactive and educational exhibit will allow people to learn more about owning an electric vehicle. Duke Energy's EV garage will break down the benefits of EV ownership and how to easily charge electric vehicles at home.

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You can actually test drive a selection of cars including 2 electric vehicles: the Bolt 2LT electric car or the Bolt EUV, which is an electric compact SUV.  Also included are the Chevy Blazer, Camaro, Silverado 1500, the Tahoe, and Traverse.

Also at the show is the actual Jaguar XKR from the 2002 James Bond movie Die Another Day. Driven by the Zao character, there are only eight other Jags like this one in the world! The vehicle has no price-tag because this car is considered to be “priceless."

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As part of the “Subaru Loves Pets initiative," Subaru of America has partnered with local animal rescues to host a pet adoption for everyone attending. The focus of the adoption event is to help animals in need in our community find loving homes.

This year is the 29th Charlotte Auto Show, with dozens of manufacturers displaying their newest technology for those in the market for a car. Chevrolet will be offering test drives on site, and several luxury brands, including Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche, will showcase their hottest vehicles. 

There's even something for animal lovers. The "Subaru Loves Pets" display will be adopting puppies and dogs from Charlotte-area shelters during the four-day show. 

Charlotte Auto Show admission information
Dates: Nov. 17-20
Tickets: $10, kids 12 and under are free
Hours: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday
Promotions: Hero Day on Nov. 17. Free entry to all first responders, active military, veterans, medical personnel and teachers. ID will be required at the box office to receive a complimentary ticket. 

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