GreenTech Automotive (GTA), a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced that construction of the company’s new Mississippi production facility is entering Phase 2, the main building phase. The facility will provide an annual production capacity of 30,000 cars, according to Charles Wang, chairman and CEO of GTA.

Phase 2 will include the construction of GTA’s manufacturing facility, offices, and meeting spaces in Tunica, Mississippi. Construction is expected to continue through December 2013. Vehicle production is expected to begin at the new facility by April 2014. GTA currently operates a pilot manufacturing facility in Horn Lake, Mississippi, where it builds MyCar, a two-seat Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV), and GTA’s new five-seat, all-electric Sedan. Both vehicles produce zero emissions, provide a range of more than 100 miles per charge, and can be recharged via a common 110V wall outlet, a 220V wall outlet, or a fast-charging system.

During Phase 1, Forcum Lannom Contractors LLC, a 100-year-old firm serving as site contractor, oversaw site design, geotechnical investigative engineering, on-site geotechnical testing, earth work and storm water pollution, prevention, and erosion control. In total, GTA invested more than $6.6 million during Phase 1, according to Wang.

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