SEMA Show to Include Expanded EV Presence

This year’s SEMA Show will include expanded features and activities dedicated to electric vehicles and the opportunities the emerging technology offers the automotive aftermarket, event officials announced.

In addition to SEMA Electrified–a 21,000-sq.-ft. area at the SEMA Show that is dedicated to solutions for electric vehicles (EV) platforms and conversions–the four-day annual B2B event will include EV-related seminars, programs and activities throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In addition to seminars and training taking place in SEMA Electrified, there will be EV-related seminars offered through the official SEMA Show Education program, show officials said. With more than 70 sessions, the SEMA Show Education program includes a dedicated EV track that will help attendees learn about the U.S. infrastructure needed to support widespread adoption of EVs, the intricacies of converting classic cars to electric power, and where the growth opportunities are for the aftermarket.

“Everything about EV in the aftermarket is growing: Participation, interest, advancements,” said Luis Morales, SEMA director of vehicle technology. “This year’s SEMA Show will have more EV-related products and activities than ever before.”

Additionally, the New Products Showcase will also include a new Electric Vehicle category for new EV-related products. The electric vehicle category will also be recognized with SEMA Best New Product Awards, presented Nov. 1, at the SEMA Show Kickoff Breakfast. Additionally, an automaker will be awarded the first-ever SEMA Award for Electric Vehicle of the Year on Oct. 31.

“The SEMA Show is where you’ll be able to see a wide collection of EV products for the aftermarket, learn about the technology, and network with pioneers who are shaping the electric vehicle market,” said Tom Gattuso, SEMA vice president of events. “If you’re in the EV aftermarket, or simply thinking about it, you’ll want to be at the SEMA Show.”

A.J. Hecht

A.J. Hecht is the managing editor of THE SHOP and host of the In Gear with THE SHOP podcast. Have an idea, a tip, or a question you’d like to see answered? Contact A.J. at

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