Electric at the Twin Cities Auto Show!

With more EVs and hybrids than ever before, the Twin Cities Auto Show is your place to learn about electric vehicles and how they could fit into your lifestyle. The Electric Room, one of the first EV-centric displays in the country, has outgrown it's four walls, so an EV display will now be located on the Main Floor along with an increased number of vehicles in the manufacturer displays. This gives you more opportunities to experience and learn about EVs from many different brands at the Twin Cities Auto Show! 

The Twin Cities Auto Show is offering these attractions and more so you can learn about EVs! 
More attractions will be announced closer to the show.


  • What’s all the buzz about driving electric? Benefits include fuel cost savings, the convenience of charging at home and low carbon emissions, just to name a few. Learn more by visiting the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience on the main floor, back wall. Test drive EV models and check out our interactive EV garage, where you can learn about charging at home.

  • In the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience: Get behind the wheel of the all- electric SUV built with Audi DNA, on real Minneapolis roads.

  • In the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience: The sophisticated hybrid drivetrain system of the 2020 Audi Q5 PHEV can extend vehicle range and mean fewer stops to re-fuel. Test drive it on real Minneapolis roads to discover the Q5 PHEV.

  • In the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience: Experience Chevrolet's EV offering on real Minneapolis roads and get behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Bolt.

  • In the FCA Ride and Drive: The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, America’s first-ever hybrid minivan, offers a package of efficiency, safety, security and convenience features that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • In the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience: Discover the instant acceleration, incredible range and nimble handling of the all-electric Nissan LEAF by taking the LEAF on a test drive on Minneapolis streets.

  • In the Xcel Energy Drive Electric Experience: Outlander PHEV combines power, spaciousness and safety to offer a versatile, eco-friendly SUV. It was also awarded an NCAP Overall Vehicle Score of 5-Stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

  • In the Toyota Ride and Drive: The 2020 Toyota Prius continues to be a leader in the hybrid world. Its Hybrid Synergy Drive system combines the output of a 1.8L 4-cylinder gasoline engine and two motor-generators through an electronically controlled planetary-type CVT, resulting in an EPA-estimated 56 mpg (L Eco grade). Front-wheel drive models use a lithium ion battery, while AWDe versions employ a nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery, which provides excellent battery performance in cold-weather conditions. All 2020 models now come equipped with standard Toyota Safety Sense P and upgraded audio with Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility.

  • An Electric New Addition To The Mustang Family- Built from all the passion of its iconic heritage, Mustang Mach-E is a new shape of freedom. Get ready for 0-60 thrills with zero emissions. Check out the all new Ford Mustang Mach E in the Ford display.

  • In the Toyota Display: Take fuel efficiency to the next level by plugging in at home, at work or at any nearby public charging station. With up to an EPA-estimated 25-mile EV Mode driving range on a full charge you could potentially drive using only electricity for short commutes. And don't worry—if you can't or forget to charge, Prius Prime will still run on its efficient gas engine as long as you have fuel.

  • In the Toyota Display: Elevated efficiency arrives with a remarkably stunning drive, thanks to the impressive power and fuel efficiency of Camry's Dynamic Force Engine. Peace of mind comes standard with an active safety package that includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) and more to help you drive with confidence. The Camry Hybrid also now offers Apple CarPlay® compatibility as a standard feature. Connect your compatible iPhone® and get directions, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to your own playlist — all while maintaining focus on your drive.

  • In the Toyota Display: Maximize fuel efficiency in ECO Mode or switch to EV Modeto run entirely on the electric motors, under certain conditions, to help reduce noise and emissions. You can even keep track of your ECO Score on the Multi-Information Display. The dramatic front grille of Avalon Hybrid makes a statement wherever you go. Strong character lines and sculpted surfaces accentuate the low, wide stance to create a sleek silhouette that’s unmistakable. With an available 1200-watt JBL® Audio system and Apple CarPlay®, Apple Watch® and available Android™ smartwatch compatibility, Avalon offers a wealth of technology that keeps up with you. Peace of mind comes standard, with an active safety package that includes a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), 57 Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) 63 and more—all to help you drive with added confidence.

  • In the Toyota Display: All RAV4 models expand multimedia capability with Android Auto™ added to Apple CarPlay® and Amazon Alexa compatibility, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is standard. The 2020 LE, XLE and Limited grades are available with a hybrid powertrain, which delivers an exceptional blend of performance and fuel efficiency.

  • In the Toyota Display: The 2020 Toyota Highlander brings new levels of bold, distinctive design to a foundation built on the safety, comfort, quality, durability and reliability of its predecessors. The fourth-generation Highlander offers a new-generation hybrid powertrain, and Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 comes standard in all models. Highlander offers cutting edge entertainment and connectivity through its intuitive and versatile multimedia system, including a new 12.3-inch (Platinum) or 8-inch (L, LE, XLE, Limited) touchscreen display and available new JBL Premium Sound System delivering a huge 1,200 watts of power.


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