Electric Vehicle Experience


The Kansas City Auto Show will be conducting multi-branded indoor Electric Vehicle ride-along called the EV Experience (EVE). The purpose of this event is to inform, educate, and provide consumers a tangible experience in the growing EV market.

The EV Experience will be located indoors on the main floor of the Auto Show and consumers will have no-charge access to the ride-along included in their normal ticket price. There will be a centralized Auto Show registration area within the EVE. This consumer registration will be required for all participants and will also allow for reading/acknowledging waivers, rules, etc. Some brands may also require an additional registration.

Once registered, consumers will select their EV car of choice (they can ride in as many brands as they like) and will be passengers with a professional, trained driver navigating a set course. Each ride will be 2 laps around the track, which is approximately 1/3 rd mile. Safety is primary so there will be no public access to the driving course.

Registration and waiver acknowledgment must be completed to receive a wristband for a ride.

To ride in the vehicles participants must be 8+ years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Unaccompanied participants must 18+ years old.

Operating hours of the EVE will be:

  • Thursday March 14: noon until 8:00pm
  • Friday March 15: noon until 8:00pm
  • Saturday March 16: noon until 8:00pm
  • Sunday March 17: 11:00 am until 5:00pm

Vehicles available for ride along:

  • BMW iX
  • BMW i5
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Nissan ARIYA
  • Ford F-150 Lightning
  • Ford Mustang Mach- E
  • Kia EV6
  • Kia EV9
  • Mercedes Benz EQE 350 SUV
  • Mercedes Benz EQS 450 Sedan
  • Mercedes Benz EQE AMG SUV
  • Porsche Taycan