Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Detroit of the Pacific


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He's about to

"I allow no one to touch me."
Paul Cezanne

"Don't find fault, find a remedy."

Henry Ford

"Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. "

Henry Ford


A Korean company has decided to build electric cars
right here on Oahu!

How will I EVER tell Walking Man?!

CT&T's Hawaii manufacturing plant

could generate 400 jobs

Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

A South Korean carmaker plans to build a $200 million all-electric car assembly plant at an as-yet-undisclosed location in Hawaii in a move that could generate up to 400 jobs.

Seoul-based CT&T, an international electric car manufacturer, has signed a deal with the state to build a three-acre plant and educational center on Oahu.

The manufacturing facility, estimated to cost up to $50 million, will be able to build 10,000 cars annually. The manufacturer is considering four sites on the island and expects construction to begin within 18 to 24 months.

In the meantime, the company will start to import a fleet of electric vehicles fully assembled for sale. “In addition to the jobs we’ll provide, there may be as many as 1,000 jobs from the ripple effect of our factory being built here,” said Joe White, chief operating officer of CT&T USA. “The state is poised for the type of vehicles we produce.”

Hawaii’s lower speed limits fit perfectly with CT&T’s cars, he said.

Its two-seat C-Zone model sells for between $8,000 and $13,000, while the E-Zone model costs between $12,000 and $20,000.

The agreement is in line with the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, which aims to have 70 percent of the state’s energy generated from clean sources by 2030. Established in 2002, CT&T manufactures electric, hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles.

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