Electric Vehicle Test Drives at the Chicago Science Expo

May 12, 2018
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Merchandise Mart, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

At the Illinois Science Council’s Chicago Science Expo, you will have the chance to test-drive all-new electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vehicles available for the outdoor test-drives include the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, new 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, and new 2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, and possibly others. The test-drives are being hosted by the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition, a nonprofit coalition focused on clean-transportation solutions for the six-county Chicago area, and are made possible via the American Lung Association’s Midwest EVOLVE project.

Consumers who would like to test-drive vehicles should attend the Chicago Science Expo and register at the Chicago Area Clean Cities table on the Merchandise Mart’s South driveway.

A solar electric car, two Formula race cars (electric and combustion), and a Baja car (combustion) also will be on display. These cars are designed and built for competitions by student engineering teams from the Illinois Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The race cars are available for viewing (not test-drives) and student engineers will be on hand to answer questions.

The Chicago Science Expo is hosted by the Illinois Science Council. More information and photos of the race cars are at http://bit.ly/ScienceFestCarShow.

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