Houston Auto Show Announces Evolve Houston as Presenting Sponsor

HOUSTON (September 22, 2022) – The Houston Automobile Dealers Association (HADA) announced Evolve Houston (Evolve) as the Presenting Sponsor of the Houston Auto Show for the duration of three years.

The automotive industry is quickly going electric, making Evolve a fitting sponsor of the Houston Auto Show. Evolve is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing electric mobility across the Greater Houston region. Starting in 2020 in collaboration with HADA, Evolve featured an annual EV showroom at the Houston Auto Show that focused on EV education and showcasing electric cars from a variety of manufacturers.

“After nearly a decade with the Houston Chronicle as the presenting sponsor, it is exciting to have another great partnership development for the Houston Auto Show,” said Wyatt Wainwright, president of HADA. “The Houston Chronicle will still be heavily involved as a media sponsor and bringing Evolve onboard will expand the auto show experience. We know that to truly experience a vehicle, you have to drive it and with so many misconceptions about the drivability and feasibility of EVs today, we’re hoping to show people the difference with this EV Ride and Drive experience.”

With this sponsorship, the Houston Auto Show will now feature a larger EV showroom and a robust, all-electric ride & drive experience to highlight how fun, tech-advanced, and different, driving electric can be.

“Evolve is excited to see the growing market interest in electric cars! Houston is the second largest city for EV registrations in the state of Texas,” said Casey Brown, president & executive director of Evolve. “We’ve seen EV sales jump by 25% in the past year, and we are confident that partnering with HADA to be the presenting sponsor of the Houston Auto Show will showcase the capability, convenience, and utility of electric vehicles and provide another way for us to deliver unparalleled access into the rapidly growing, electric transportation segment for Houstonians. Our collaboration with HADA has always been instrumental and we look forward to working more closely together.”

The 40th annual Houston Auto Show, held at NRG Center in conjunction with the Houston Boat Show, is January 25-29, 2023. Attendees to the Houston Auto & Boat Show can experience the latest vehicles, boats, and outdoor activities for just one ticket, which go on sale November 25 for $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

About Houston Automobile Dealership Association

The Houston Auto Show is produced annually by the Houston Automobile Dealers Association (HADA), which is comprised of approximately 185 franchised new car, and truck dealers employing more than 45,000 people in the Houston area alone. HADA serves as the local backbone for Houston’s automotive industry by providing educational seminars and workshops, legislative representation, community service programs, and services designed to assist franchised new car and truck dealers. HADA is committed to promoting and maintaining a competitive automotive industry in Houston and the individual communities its members serve. Learn more here: www.houstonautoshow.com

About Evolve Houston

Evolve Houston is a nonprofit organization focused on leading the emerging eMobility ecosystem within Houston by promoting electric vehicle adoption and education to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Founded in 2019 through the City of Houston’s Climate Action Plan, Evolve is a non-profit coalition of sustainability-minded civic, business, and academic leaders who seek to accelerate clean transportation in Houston through electrification. Along with founding members City of Houston, CenterPoint Energy, Shell US, NRG Energy, and the University of Houston, Evolve Houston’s goal is for Houston to have 50% new vehicles sales be electric by 2030, #50by30. Learn more here: