Over 20,000 people attended the inaugural Electrify Expo.

Residents get electric experience

On Sept. 18, Irvine hosted North America’s largest e-mobility festival, showcasing the latest technologies in electric vehicles.

“Southern California is the beating heart of all things electrification,” says B.J. Birtwell, executive producer of Electrify Expo, which launched its inaugural event at the Great Park.

“This was the place that just felt perfect for Electrify to launch. We have brands from Irvine that are part of the electrification space.”

Irvine is home to EV brands Karma Automotive, Rivian and Hyundai.