GreenTech marks start of output with Clinton visit

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) -- GreenTech Automotive says it hopes to make 10,000 of its small electric vehicles in the coming year.

The firm is chaired by former Democratic National Committee chief Terry McAuliffe. It marked the start of production with appearances by former President Bill Clinton and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.

GreenTech is making the two-seater MyCar, a neighborhood electric vehicle, in a former elevator factory in the southern suburbs of Memphis, Tenn. The company plans to sell a year's output to a Danish firm.

McAuliffe says the company will also sell some cars to Domino's Pizza franchisees and other U.S. vehicle fleet operators.

Though the company also plans a factory in China and is led by Chinese CEO Charles X. Wang, Friday's sweltering ceremony focused on McAuliffe's exhortations to strengthen American manufacturing.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161612195 -
Gray Television, Inc.