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Pure Justice tour stops off in South Carolina

Carbon Motors : 10 December, 2008  (Company News)
Carbon Motors CEO expounds on virtues of the world's first purpose-built police vehicle on the South Carolina leg of the Pure Justice tour
Pure Justice tour stops off in South Carolina
Carbon Motors has made its official stop in Greenville, South Carolina as part of the 2008 Pure Justice Tour for the Carbon 'E7', the world's first purpose-built law enforcement vehicle. Included are prepared remarks by William Santana Li, chairman and chief executive officer, Carbon Motors Corporation. The cross-country Pure Justice Tour has been overwhelmingly and positively received by thousands of law enforcement, federal, state, and local officials at a total of 7 tour stops in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and throughout California.

Ladies and gentlemen - thank you. We are grateful to the state and local officials of South Carolina that made today possible and especially to the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research for their gracious and kind hospitality. Fellow Americans, our country is at a crossroads. You hear it every day on every news channel, from every leader, and from every neighbor. We are losing jobs at a staggering rate, our schools are crumbling, terrorists are threatening us, the energy crisis is forcing our hand, and the American dream is slipping away at a pace no one ever imagined.

We have a choice. We can buckle under the pressure, crawl under a rock, or wait for someone or something to help us. We can admit defeat, surrender to the forces around us, and continue to shed tears for the days past. We can just give up because it is just too hard. I find that path to be truly un-American - and I would like to share with you how we intend to do our part to get us back on track.

First, homeland security - we have designed a product, actually a comprehensive solution, for our country's 800,000 law enforcement first responders that would put those that protect our communities on the same level of capability as those in our military that protect us from harm in a theatre of war - world-class performance with unparalleled safety and lower total life cycle costs.

Second, regarding the energy crisis - the country's law enforcement fleet of over 425,000 vehicles burns through 1.5 billion gallons of gasoline every single year and emits over 14 million tons of CO2. By utilizing the latest in clean diesel technology, we intend to cut that by up to 40%.

Third, let's talk about American jobs. I am proud to say that all of the Founders of Carbon Motors Corporation are here with us today. It makes me wonder about what the Founders of this great land of ours would have us do at this defining moment in American history. What would be the truly American story to unfold during these chaotic times?

Well, let me share with you a vision of what could happen right here in Greenville, South Carolina. Let me paint you a picture of what we could do together.

The foundation of any great society is a strong education system. Where we stand today is a very special place - the International Center for Automotive Research - a tremendous symbol of America at its best. A $200 million public and private partnership with a long-term vision to create 20,000 jobs in 20 years - a new engine that will simultaneously drive education, technology, the economy, and set this region up for a prosperous future.

What if a bold, new homeland security company were to build on this foundation and commit to develop a world-class product on this campus leveraging not only the automotive expertise, but be the catalyst to recruit additional Tier 1 suppliers to the school, as well as add a new dimension of defense and homeland security technologies to its academic portfolio?

What if after developing this new product that same company would commit to manufacturing it on this same campus? And after that it would build its customer sales, training, and service centre including its headquarters here? What impact would that have on the future of ICAR, the students, the professors, the curriculum, jobs, and the regional economy?

It has been estimated that Carbon Motors Corporation will create 10,000 new direct and indirect American jobs over a period of 10 years wherever we locate our operations - that is half of the target set for ICAR. Given the dramatic changes in the economy we are reassessing our plans for the location of our entire company and where we intend to call home. Perhaps Greenville, South Carolina would like to be put on the list for consideration? We don't have a moment to spare - we've got a country to go help rebuild and we should and all must do our part.

Lastly, let me now tell you what is American. What is American is to innovate our way to freedom, to find the cowboy in all of us, to match it with technical capability of Silicon Valley, Detroit, and Cape Canaveral, to add the drive, determination, and speed of New York and Chicago, and build upon it with the honest and strong work ethic of the South - to build a new America. We are a land of immigrants and we take the best the world has to offer and make it our own. Our diversity is our strength. That is true here at ICAR and at Carbon Motors - both with respect to our visions of the future and our strategic partners.

To that end, we would like to share a glimpse of that new America and introduce to you today, the 2012 Carbon 'E7' - the world's first purpose-built law enforcement patrol vehicle.
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