The Chicago Auto Show returns to McCormick Place for the 2022 edition

Hundreds of vehicles made their way to McCormick Place for the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public starting Saturday.

An all-new hummer will likely be a staple at this year’s show, said general manager Dave Sloan.

“Hummer was out of the market for about a decade, and GM decided to bring it back as an electric vehicle,” Sloan said.

Some say EVs or EVs are the way to go, and this year’s auto show features several of them.

Robert Kelter, senior attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center, is working to dispel misconceptions about electric vehicles. Kelter says they’re eco-friendly, work great, and don’t require any maintenance, like oil changes. He also says the new models travel between 200 and 300 miles before needing to be recharged.

“I think it’s important for people to know that they can simply charge their electric vehicle at a socket in the garage. They don’t need a special charger,” Kelter said.

As for a fun ride that will take locals at high speed through the desert or through extreme rocky surfaces, organizers are offering to check out the new Bronco Raptor making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

The Bronco Raptor’s chief project engineer, Arie Groeneveld, explains that the manufacturers built the vehicle to transport it smoothly over rough terrain.

If locals are looking for something a little sportier, perhaps a 2022 Ford GT Alan Mann Heritage Edition that pays homage to a 1960s classic will suffice.

“The Ford GT is really important, not just in Ford’s racing history, but in all of racing history and we present one of the important chapters of Alan Mann Racing,” said Mike Severson, Head of Ford GT program.

Locals can also experience an indoor outdoor ride by jumping on driving simulators. In addition, several test tracks allow customers to get a taste of how the latest vehicles drive.

“We have all these indoor proving grounds, some that look like off-road proving grounds and some that are electric vehicle tracks,” Sloan said.

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The show’s general manager says the shortage of vehicles in car parks makes the Chicago Auto Show the right place to visit to get a feel for your next new vehicle.

The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public starting this Saturday, February 12 at 10 a.m.

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