Twin Cities Auto Show offers a charged-up electric vehicle experience

This year’s Twin Cities Auto Show will be powered up by more electric vehicle options than ever before thanks, in part, to Great River Energy.

The Electric Room, sponsored by Great River Energy, will return to the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 9-17 as a showcase area for some of the newest electric and hybrid vehicles, such as the Jaguar I-PACe and Audi e-tron. Attendees will also have a chance to win a lease for a 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid. With an electric range of 22 miles and a combined range of 310 miles, Outlander plug-in hybrid owners can easily commute to work on an electric charge while still maintaining the flexibility to explore.

“Electric is the future, but even today there are tons of new electric vehicle makes and models available to fit any lifestyle,” said David Ranallo, manager of member services and marketing at Great River Energy. “Only with electric vehicles can you save money, reduce your carbon footprint and drive the coolest new tech on the road.”

In addition to the sweepstakes, Great River Energy is providing free VIP parking, charging and admission to electric vehicle drivers at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Parking is first come, first served and located off Second Avenue.

Minnesota plug-in vehicle owners will also be on hand in the Electric Room to share their experiences driving, owning and charging electric vehicles in Minnesota. They can also provide more information about public charging station availability throughout the Midwest. Plus, attendees can learn about Plug Into Minnesota, a service that provides information on charging stations along Interstate Highway 35 and U.S. Highway 61, all the way up through the North Shore.

The Twin Cities Auto Show offers the opportunity to compare more than 600 vehicles from 35-plus domestic and imported brands side by side – without driving all over town. This year’s display of vehicles will be the largest in years, featuring an estimated $21 million in new vehicles and exhibits.

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