Eat your heart out, Chevrolet Volt! GreenGo Tek's 2011 electric Scout truck is on the prowl.
As the Midwest's largest electric vehicle event – the Michigan Electric Vehicle Show and Rally – came to a close and the dust settled, it was GreenGo Tek and its spankin' new 2011 Scout truck – not the 2011 Chevy Volt – that was presented with three awards: best four-wheeled production vehicle, most creative electric vehicle and the coveted best of show.
The zero-emissions Scout faced off against stiff competition at the third annual EV show, including well-known models like the Volt and the Toyota Prius, and some lesser-known vehicles from companies like Bright Automotive and EcoV Electric.
In the end, the battery-powered Scout Pickup walked away with three of the evening's six awards, prompting Ray Leduc, chief executive officer of GreenGo Tek to release this statement:
Kudos to GreenGo Tek for facing off against some of the automotive industry's big dogs and coming out on top.We were completely knocked out by the response we got at the Michigan Electric Vehicle Show. What a great night! It was wonderful to see the electric vehicle community embrace a manufacturer that maybe doesn't have the corporate reach of Chevy or Toyota, but that is just as committed to delivering well-built, affordable, eco-friendly electric vehicles.
[Source: GreenGo Tek]
June 20, 2011 – Livonia, Mich. – As the largest electric vehicle show east of the Mississippi drew to a close and the best of show awards were presented, the big winners of the night were GGT Electric (GreenGoTek) and their brand-new 2011 Scout Pickup Truck.
GGT's all-electric, zero-emission pickup truck won three major awards at the 3rd Annual Michigan Electric Vehicle Show & Rally on June 11, including best four-wheel production, most creative electric vehicle, and the coveted "best of show" award.
The new Scout Pickup faced stiff competition at the Michigan Electric Auto Association's (MEAA) third annual electric vehicle (EV) show, facing off against such well-known vehicles as the Chevy Volt and the Toyota Prius, new vehicles from up-and-coming hybrid/EV manufacturers like Bright Automotive and EcoV Electric, and various other electric conversions.
But, in the end, GGT Electric's Scout Pickup walked away with three of the evening's six awards, including "best of show". The 2011 Scout Pickup produces zero emissions, comes in 72 or 96 volt power options, and is ideal for fleet or commercial use.
"We were completely knocked out by the response we got at the Michigan Electric Vehicle Show," says Ray Leduc, CEO of GGT Electric. "It was an amazing experience to be able to show the organizers and the attendees how functional and rugged an all-electric truck can be – to have that personal interaction with them. And then to have that experience validated by winning best of show and most creative vehicle. What a great night! It was wonderful to see the EV community embrace a manufacturer that maybe doesn't have the corporate reach of Chevy or Toyota, but that is just as committed to delivering well-built, affordable, eco-friendly electric vehicles."
About GGT Electric:
GGT Electric is a leader in the international fleet greening movement, having previous supplied its all-electric vehicles to such diverse sources as the state of South Carolina, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. Veterans Administration, Virginia Tech University, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Grand Canyon National Park, the University of Memphis, and the U.S. Forestry Service, among others.
You can find more information on GGT Electric's diverse range of all-electric, zero emission vehicles at http://www.ggtelectric.com
More information on the 3rd Annual Michigan Electric Vehicle Show & Rally can be found at http://michiganevshow.org/