From Detroit.CBSlocal.com, June 21, 2011
Milford-based GreenGo Tek LLC said that its brand-new Scout Pickup Truck won the best-in-show award at last weekend’s third annual Michigan Electric Vehicle Show and Rally at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, beating the much higher-profile Chevrolet Volt and other competitors.
The all-electric, zero-emission pickup truck also won awards for best four-wheel production and most creative electric vehicle.
The new Scout Pickup faced stiff competition at the Michigan Electric Auto Association’s third annual EV show, facing off against such well-known vehicles as the Chevy Volt and the Toyota Prius, new vehicles from up-and-coming hybrid and 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.”
GGT Electric has supplied its all-electric vehicles to such diverse customers as the state of South Carolina, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Veterans Administration, Virginia Tech University, the Federal Aviation Administration, Grand Canyon National Park, the University of Memphis, and the U.S. Forestry Service, among others.