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73 Best Chicago Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

This article showcases our top picks for the best Chicago based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Chicago Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

CoPilot

CoPilot

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CoPilot is an assisted commerce platform that provides expert partner services for car purchases.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

PartsTrader Markets Limited

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Online marketplace for auto parts trading more than $1.4B per annum with tens of thousands of business users in the US and New Zealand.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

LotLinx

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LotLinx’ is a SaaS provider of Digital Retailing and Marketing technologies and for the Automotive Industry.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

ForeverCar

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ForeverCar is an online web portal that simplifies the auto repair experience

PartsTrader Markets Limited

DRIVIN

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DRIVIN sources, acquires, delivers and markets used-cars for its network of dealer partners, utilizing data and technology platforms.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Carlease

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Leasing a car has never been easier. You find the perfect car – we’ll find the best financing and deliver to your door.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Milton Industries

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Milton Industries is provider of professional-grade pneumatic tool accessories.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Cars.com

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Cars.com is a online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Fueloyal

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Connected Vehicle Application Platform

PartsTrader Markets Limited

MAX Digital

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MAX Digital is a cloud-based digital retailing software company that provides software and sales enablement.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

GAINSystems

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GAINSystems Advanced software to help companies achieve supply chain and inventory optimization.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

LKQ Europe

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LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of alternative collision replacement parts and a leading provider of recycled engines

PartsTrader Markets Limited

CarAdvise

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Vehicle maintenance and repair, simplified.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Edsal Manufacturing

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Edsal is the market leader in steel shelving products for garages, tool sheds and basements.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Montway Auto Transport

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www.montway.com – We’re a five-star rated, nationwide car shipping company. Let us help you move your car! Need tips? http://www.montway.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Xtreme Xperience

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Xtreme Xperience makes the world’s best exotic cars accessible for everyone to enjoy on real racetracks.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Amsted Rail

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Amsted Rail is an engineered system solutions provider.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Gold Eagle

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Gold Eagle is a 85 year old brick and motor distributors company.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

TTX Corporation

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TTX is a railcar pooling company. Founded as Trailer Train in 1955 by the Pennsylvania Railroad

PartsTrader Markets Limited

C&K Trucking, LLC

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C&K Trucking is a transportation company that offers intermodal trucking services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

DWG Holdings

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Leading R&D destination and technology conglomerate of CEE & CIS regions

PartsTrader Markets Limited

R.R. Donnelley Logistics

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RRD logistics is a service for optimize the transportation and delivery process runed by donnelley logistics.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Gibson Consulting G-4, LLC

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Gibson consulting is a management consulting company offering strategic, transportation and distribution management services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Steiner Electric

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Steiner Electric is a wholesale company specializing in electrical, automation, and industrial products.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

New Mobility Ventures

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The Funds for the global B2B platform for the ecosystem around the connected, driverless car and the future of mobility.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Real Time Freight (Cloud based TMS powered by Truckstop.com)

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Real Time Freight is a logistics company that provides transportation management services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Enterprise CarShare

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Enterprise CarShare is an online platform that enables users to rent vehicles by the hour, day, or overnight.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

BMWBLOG

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BMWBLOG is an online news magazine that provides BMW-related news, photos, videos, and information about test drives for automobile fans.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

AutoPair, Inc.

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AutoPair is an E-commerce solution that saves consumers money on their automobile repairs at their local shops.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

3Discovered

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3Discovered is a commercial-grade market exchange platform for 3D printable designs currently under development.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Bodine Electric Company

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Bodine Electric Company is an electronic manufacturing company that manufactures fractional horsepower gear-motors and motors.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Vehicle Acquisition Network

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Vehicle Acquisition Network (VAN) empowers dealers to acquire fast-turning and high-margin pre-owned vehicles direct from consumers.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Carrectly

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Auto Maintenance That Doesn’t Suck. On-Demand, Anytime, Anywhere.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

American Transport Group, LLC

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American Transport Group, is a logistics company specializing in transportation solutions.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Cognitive AI Technologies

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Cognitive AI Technologies develops Carloudy, a head-up display for cars.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Clarcity

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Clarcity is an online platform that enables employees to find and book airline tickets, hotel rooms, and vehicles for business travel.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

InsuranceAgents.com

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InsuranceAgents.com provides informative articles and guidelines about achieving affordable insurance.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

SOCIALDEALER

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SOCIALDEALER enables automotive dealers and OEMs create, manage, and monitor social profiles, reputation, and content.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Boost Auto Parts

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Boost Auto Parts retail a broad range of automotive parts including mirrors, lighting and accessories as well as offers technical support.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

ArcelorMittal USA

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ArcelorMittal USA is a supplier of quality steel and mining products in global steel markets.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

TPI – Tire Profiles

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Tire Profiles is an automotive Technology that creates an environment to create trust and build a customer experience with education,.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Annata

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Annata provides software solutions for the automotive, equipment, rental & fleet industries.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Compliance 11

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Compliance11 Inc. provides cloud-based compliance automation software for the financial community.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Tuvie

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Tuvie is a weblog dedicated to uncovering and sharing the best in concept and design from industrial, automotive .

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Gearhead Engines

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Gearhead Engines laps the competition with our passion for remanufactured engines, transmissions, axle assemblies, and cylinder heads.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Transco Railway Products Inc.

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Transco Railway Products is a transport company specializing in railcar repair services.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Chicago Autohaus

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Chicago Autohaus is one of the premiere body shops in Chicago for luxury and highline vehicles. This Chicago body shop is 5 star rated!

PartsTrader Markets Limited

American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.

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American Guardian Warranty Services, Inc.is an aftermarket automotive service provider and manufacturer.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Freeosk

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Mobilekiosks for creative businesses

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Chicago Miniature Lighting

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Chicago Miniature Lighting is a provider of lighting systems to the Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Commercial & Industrial Markets.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

NewCars

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NewCars is an online portal that specializes in the automotive sector with accurate car quotes and vehicle information for buyers.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Chicago Apartment Finders

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We strive to be the most professional apartment finders in Chicago. We are the first service to have a branded fleet of cars, professional

PartsTrader Markets Limited

EveryAuto

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EveryAuto is an online car-buying platform that enables its users to easily find cars they love.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

DSplus

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DSplus connects brands, retailers and customers to help sell more cars.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Perillo Motor Cars Inc

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Perillo Motor Cars is a car dealership providing pre-owned cars.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

New World Van Lines

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New World Van Lines is a transport company.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

New Mobility Consulting

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We help you to take advantage of the opportunities associated with the digital transformation of transportation and mobility.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

O&K American Corporation

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O&K American Corporation is a re-manufacturer of cold heading quality steel wires and secondary steel products for the automotive market.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

iDrivio

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IDrivio is built by experts with decades of experience teaching students the skills and techniques to make them safe and defensive drivers.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

B4dealer.com

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Auto e-commerce startup connecting retail car buyers to auto wholesale market

PartsTrader Markets Limited

CarExchange

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CarExchange.com is dedicated to facilitating and enhancing the relationship between dealers and consumers.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

DWG Motors

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Most innovative automotive brand of CEE

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Scooterworks USA

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Scooterworks USA supplies an extensive range of modern and vintage scooter parts and accessories through online and offline stores.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Blue Crates

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Blue Crates Self Storage – Your closet. On demand

PartsTrader Markets Limited

McBreen & Kopko

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McBreen & Kopko is a law firm specialized in providing legal services for automobiles, aviation, international cargo, and travel industries.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Haggerty Ford

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Haggerty Ford is Illinois Ford dealer.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Chicago Yacht Works

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Chicago boat dealership with new boats, used boats, boat service, boat classes, boat rentals, boat parts & accessories and boat storage.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

iPyxel Creations

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Performance Ad Optimization & Automation

PartsTrader Markets Limited

360˚ Revo˚

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360˚ Revo˚ specializes in 360 interactive spins for the automotive industry.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Quartix USA

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Quartix USA is a GPS fleet management tracking system company.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

TradeInVelocity

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TradeInVelocity is the NADAguides sponsored trade-in valuation tool, helping dealers to acquire trade-ins that sell at higher gross profits.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Repairhub

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RepairHub is a Chicago-based start-up, providing online auto service appointments and scheduling and marketing solutions for users.

PartsTrader Markets Limited

Proqyr Technologies, Inc.

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SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR FUEL PROCUREMENT WITH PROQYR

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