Former Pres. Bill Clinton Visits Mid-South Electric Car Plant
(HORN LAKE, MS) For Karyn Bednarek Green Tech Automotive puts food on her table. Her husband works at the plant in Horn Lake.
“It’s been very interesting to start from the very beginning and not have anything to actually seeing a car roll off the line today,” said Bednarek.
Bednarek’s husband is one of the 7,500 people the company expects they will hire over the next two years. Green Tech Automotive is debuting its new car called ‘My Car.’ Every part of the two seat electric car will be made in the US, and Green Tech is building a new $60 Million Dollar plant being built in Tunica.
The company is getting so much attention President Bill Clinton made a special trip to Horn Lake to promote manufacturing in the US and clean independent energy. Clinton is also friends with Green Tech’s chairman who is also the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee Terry McAuliffe.
“It really matters that you can come here to horn lake Mississippi and come up with a new technology that provides a product at an affordable price that people will need all over the United States and all over the world,” said President Clinton.
President Clinton’s visit marks the first time a former or sitting president has visited Horn Lake. Bednareck’s daughter Kaitlyn says she will always remember the day a president visited her dad’s factory.
“That’s going to be really cool. I’m only going to be 10 and some people have never seen one,” said Bednareck.
McAuliffe says the cars will cost around $18,000 are many are being exported to Denmark because the cars are such a hit there.
“Now west art full factory production and at full capacity we can make about a car an hour,” said McAuliffe.
Green Tech is even partnering with Domino’s Pizza. Several chains will use the electric cars to deliver.
President Clinton says Horn Lake has a lot to be proud of.
“Whenever people work together on a specific objective with shared benefits good things happen,” said Clinton.
Green Tech bought a Chinese electric car making company and moved it to Mississippi because of the great manufacturing benefits McAuliffe says they will now continue to grow American jobs and export my car throughout the world.