The 2021 New York International Auto Show has been canceled as the delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States. The performance was scheduled to run from Aug. 20 to Aug. 29 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
The organizers of the exhibition announced the cancellation on Wednesday “with great disappointment”, according to the statement, referring to the spread of the delta variant and increased security measures, such as new evidence of vaccination requirements announced New York Mayor Bill de Blasio this week. The decision came as a surprise, as the organizers revealed last week poster for the event called “The future is bright.” This year’s show was to focus specifically on electric vehicles.
“At the start of planning for the August show, we were increasingly excited about the opportunity to host the event as vaccinations in New York continued to rise and the use of masks reduced spread in the city,” the organizers said. opinion. “All the signs were positive, and the show came together stronger than ever, but today is a different story.”
New York Auto Show 2020 was among the first to be late last year during the pandemic, and the organizers pushed it first until August cancel it completely. (The Javits Center was temporarily a field hospital.) This year’s show was scheduled to be one of the first to return Chicago Motor Show last month. Others who look forward to later this year, such as the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, are now at stake.
“The Covid pandemic has challenged our city, country and the world, but like the auto industry, we know the New York Auto Show is recovering and is bigger and better than before,” the organizers wrote. “We firmly believe this will be the case when the Show returns to its normal spring schedule in April 2022.”