Political statements at the Oscars? What's the world coming to? Global Green USA has set up over thirty cars to shuttle environment-protecting celebrities to the Oscars this year, including Leo DiCaprio and Davis Guggenheim, director of An Inconvenient Truth. (By the way, does anyone know if Gore is attending?) Global Green started their campaign to drive stars to the Oscars five years ago, as a stunt to raise awareness about alternative fuel cars and global warming solutions. Chief Executive Matt Petersen has gone on record as saying "this we year we really wanted to promote alternative fuels and different technologies that represent what's next."
One of the cars arriving at the red carpet this year will be a prototype of the Tesla Roadster, an electric car goes from 0 to 60 in four seconds. The green racer has already been purchased by over 330 celebrities including George Clooney, according to the Tesla Motors company. The story in The Age speculates that it may be Penelope Cruz who shows up on the red carpet in the coveted Roadster, although no one knows for sure. Production is set to begin later this year on the Roadster, with a base price of $92,000. A sedan model is also in the pipeline, that will cost somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000.