Celebrities on green limos on the way to the red carpet
The biggest celebrities of the world have decided to make a green statement on the way to the red carpet of the Oscars, so they choose to drive up in green limos: from a plug-in hybrid car to the sexy electric Tesla Roadster.
Global Green USA has lined up 30 cars to shuttle the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Davis Guggenheim, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary on global warming "An Inconvenient Truth", to the star-studded ceremony in Hollywood.
DiCaprio was among the first celebrities to take the green ride to the Academy Awards, the world’s top film honors that will be given out this year on February 25.
On a Hollywood parking lot ahead of Wednesday’s Global Green USA celebrity party, Steve Schneider showed off his tiny $10,000 ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) cars made in California. One was a mini pick-up and the other a three-wheeler.
But it is the two-seat, scarlet-colored prototype of the Tesla Roadster, invented and financed in Silicon Valley, that will be the coveted car pulling up to the red carpet.
Already 330 celebrities, including George Clooney, have signed up to buy the electric car that goes from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 100 kph) in four seconds — "faster than most Porsches," according to Tesla Motors vice president Darryl Siry.
Production will begin later this year and the base price is $92,000, although the company also is working on a sedan that will cost between $50,000 and $65,000.