Global Green Cars Commits to Build an Electric Vehicle Plant in Kentucky

Earlier this year, Governor Steven L. Beshear of the State of Kentucky pledged his support for this electric vehicle production facility and on May 28, 2009, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved a $15.5 million dollar financial incentive package for GGCI to build this facility.

Global Green Cars announced its commitment to go forward with this plan on September 1, 2009, which was announced by Kentucky media the same day.

GGCI had been waiting to simultaneously announce this commitment with the unveiling of their 2010 G-3 Electric Truck model. The unveiling took place at the Rocky Mountain Speedway in Utah last week.

The Company plans on completing the transition of their personnel and operations from Idaho to Williamsburg, Kentucky by October 2009. Global Green Cars is planning to produce first stage vehicles in 2010 in a temporary facility and to scale up to mass production in 2011 in a new facility built to meet anticipated demand for its electric vehicles.

Upon completion of the building, assembly lines and logistical peripheral structures, the new facility in Williamsburg will be capable of producing up to 30,000 electric cars and trucks per year.

The G-1 is pollution-free and affordable.

The preliminary design criteria are posting this vehicle at a stunning $18,000. It will go 100 mph and has a device that holds you in your seat called the accelerator.

It is a Plug-In Electric Vehicle with a variety of ranges. We recognize that you have a wide range of needs for your vehicle. So we are offering a wide range of options for this vehicle.

85% of drivers travel less than 35 miles each way for work. The 100-mile range package would suffice for all this driving with plenty of global green miles to spare. The MSRP is $18,000.

10% of drivers travel up to 50 miles each way for work. The 160-mile range package would suffice for all this driving with plenty of global green miles to spare. The MSRP is $25,000.

5% of drivers want to go for days without recharging up to 250 miles. Although this has never been the design intention of electric cars, if you want to drive this far, we have a package for $30,000.

The vehicle has loads of legroom, headroom, and keeps you safe in a steel passenger compartment. Pick your wheels, your colors, your seats, and take advantage of two trunks, one in front and one in the rear.

The G-2 is one of the most convertible Electric Car ever built.

Yes, it looks like an SUV. Actually, it is the fuel-less car for the in-town soccer mom and dad. It has a range of 100 miles in town and can reach speeds of 90 mph. The car weighs just 3,300 pounds and looks great. It is practical and affordable at $26,950 MSRP.
Have you ever had a truck that got more than 100 miles per gallon?

Do this simple calculation. Premium gasoline costs about $3 a gallon. The G-3 travels about 100 miles on a single charge, which costs about $1. This means the average G-3 driver can travel 300 miles for the price of a single gallon of gas. And, if gasoline prices should ever rise, the value gets better and better. The G-3 Plug-In Hybrid truck has so many features, they’re hard to list. The environment is cleaner, you have hundreds of dollars more cash in your pocket every month, and one more thing. The G-3 is the most American-made small pickup in America.

About Global Green Cars

In 1993, the U.S. Federal Government became very interested in electric automobiles primarily to address the mandates set by California in 1992. The California mandates proclaimed that by 1998 electric vehicles would be on the road in California and would increase the number of electric vehicles on California’s roads to 10% of the total traffic by 2003. This means that by 2003 two million electric vehicles would be required for the California market alone. Please remember that prior to 1992 the only real electric vehicles were golf carts and some early electric car models which did not incorporate the high-voltage electric switching capacity of the new technology created out of the space research industry.

In 1993, the U.S. Government published request for proposals from all the companies in the U.S. that claimed to possess electric automobile prototypes. The industry interpreted this RFP as an indication that the government would be granting large sums of money to actually produce an electric vehicle. In essence, they anticipated a big financial give-away program.

However this was not the case. The government received nearly 100 responses to their proposal. A few Fortune 500 were among those who responded. The government then revised its solicitation by stating that it would require the responding companies to present an operating electric vehicle within six months. Further, the government requested the companies to submit their prototype vehicles for extensive testing. Under its newly formed EV America Test Program, the government could evaluate the vehicles that qualified in these request for proposals.

This was a shock for the respondents. All but three companies dropped out of the race. Not one of the major car companies was able to produce anything — except Chrysler, who submitted an embarrassing van loaded with nickel-iron (Ni-Fe) batteries that was hardly able to run each day without a team of engineers making repairs. U.S. car companies demonstrated they were not agile enough to produce an affordable electric car with manufacturing capabilities meeting the market demand.

The only seven vehicles presented to test under the EV America Test Program by the Federal Government were the following:

* Chrysler – One vehicle
* Solectria – One vehicle
* U.S. Electric Car – Two vehicles
* BAT International (GSPI’s Global Green Cars) – Three vehicles

Almost 40% of all the vehicles that were presented to be tested in this 1994 EV America program were submitted by GGC.

The EV America Program was originally scheduled to be a 30-day testing program. However, the newly selected and untried testing procedures for the Program had to be revised throughout this testing period because no previous test protocols had been formulated for electric automobiles.

Joseph LaStella, President of Green Star Products and a Licensed Professional Engineer with 25 years experience at that time, volunteered to stay with the program during its entire test period. Mr. LaStella wore two hats: one as President of Green Star and the other as volunteer licensed professional engineer overseeing certain aspects of the test program. His important contributions to the test program were readily adopted by the EV America test engineers.

In general, some of the government engineers had doubts about the ability of the electric car to adequately pass some of the test criteria. In one instance, two of the testing engineers remarked that they anticipated extremely poor results for the electric car “brake test sequence.” The GGC’s F-150 Ford Ranger truck, weighing just under 4,000 pounds, was able to stop successfully on the brake test traveling at 60 mph to a dead stop in only 154 feet. This short stopping distance is equivalent to the stopping distances only associated with high performance racing vehicles. GGC’s vehicles captured high marks in many categories including electric vehicle range, acceleration and pulling power.

Global Green Cars was one of the largest manufacturers of electric vehicles in the United States in 1994 and 1995. The current interest in electric cars has two market drivers. The price of oil, and the jobless rate. The price of oil is above $73 a barrel and not likely to come back down. The demand is too high, and the reserves are too low. The excellent jobs created by Global Green Cars in Whitley County, Kentucky—one of the most economically challenged Congressional Districts in the nation—are vital to the economy.

Do you know what we discovered about drivers who bought our electric vehicles? Well, it was supposed to be the second car, behind the gasoline-powered car. What really happened was remarkable. People parked their internal combustion cars, and drove our EV’s almost exclusively. They didn’t buy any gasoline for weeks at a time. Global Green Cars may likely be the first mass-producer of electric vehicles in the nation. The Company is agile and focused on affordability and adaptability. The company innovative visionaries are dedicated to delivering Electric Vehicles to your neighborhood now, not years from now.

This is what you have been waiting for in a car company. Global Green Cars (GGCI) is a private company with an International Automobile Consortium of auto industry partners, part suppliers, and electric vehicle component suppliers that have strategic plans for mass production of high performance electric vehicles in the United States and abroad. Green Star Products is a strategic alliance partner providing engineering and technology to the GGCI Consortium. For more information visit

About Green Star Products

Green Star Products, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GSPI) is an environmentally friendly company dedicated to creating innovative cost-effective products to improve the quality of life and clean up the environment. Green Star Products and its Consortium are involved in the production of green sustainable goods including renewable resources like algae biodiesel and clean-burning biofuels, cellulosic ethanol and other products, as well as lubricants, additives and devices that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy in vehicles, machinery and power plants.