In April, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo kicked off the official opening of the 2017 New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, where nearly 1,000 of the latest cutting-edge cars, trucks and motorcycles were on display. One million visitors were expected to attend the 10-day event, which generates hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity.
At the event, the Governor reminded New Yorkers of the new $70 million electric car rebate and outreach initiative and encouraged clean and non-polluting electric car use to help reduce carbon emissions across the state. All 30 electric vehicles available for purchase or lease in New York were showcased at the New York Auto Show.
“Welcome to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, which is the crown jewel of New York,” said Governor Cuomo. “We just started an expansion of Javits, and we’re going to increase Jacob Javits from two million square feet – we’re adding an additional one million square feet. So, you think this car show is big, wait until you see it in the new Javits Convention Center."