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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Taps High Powered Board

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Although the goal of Ecologic Transportation is, in their own words, “to become a leading force in delivering environmentally friendly automobile technology and new clean fuel options to all customers”, the strength of their board is primarily the experience of its members in business development and financing. In addition to William Pamondon III, the company’s CEO, who has over 30 years of leadership and development experience, the Ecologic board has four other members well-versed in the development of public and private business.

• Edward Withrow III is an entrepreneurial expert, adept at identifying and turning around small undervalued and underfunded companies. Since founding Huntington Chase Financial Group, LLC, and Huntington Chase, Ltd., involved in venture capital and merchant banking, he has acquired, restructured, merged, created, and acted as advisor to ten companies. He was a founder of Eaton Scientific Systems, a biotechnology company, and co-authored a patent pending non-hormonal treatment for women in menopause and post cancer treatments. He was co-founder of Montecito Bio Sciences, an innovative diagnostic company, and is the author of several life science patents. He has also founded or led companies involving operations in India and Africa, including Reward Enterprises, a public company and early adopter of VoIP telecommunications in the international market.

• Shelly Meyers has over 20 years of financial and investment experience, and is founder and president of Palisades Management, providing investment management services to high net worth individuals and institutions, as well as advisory services to corporations regarding corporate finance and capital market activities. She also served as Executive VP for Pacific Global Investment Management Company, helping to grow the company’s high net worth business from $1 million to $100 million. During her management of the company’s Multi-Cap Value Fund, it consistently beat the S&P 500, ranking in the top 10% in its five-year Morningstar peer group. She has been featured on national television and in major economic publications.

• Edward Withrow Jr earned his MBA from Harvard, with a concentration in Investment Banking, and has worked as a financial professional with Drexel Burnham Lambert, Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch, and Wells Fargo. He has held a number of elected and appointed positions, including mayor of Alameda, California, and is currently the president of the Governing Board of The Peralta Colleges, involving approximately 30,000 students. He also served for many years with the U.S. Navy as a professional logistician, retiring with the rank of Captain.

• John Ogden holds a law degree (with honors) from the University of Leeds in England, building a successful natural resource corporate finance business in London. Later he established an independent corporate financial consulting business, first in London and then in Houston, specializing in domestic and international energy issues. He has extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, and financing, in the energy sector, and is the co-founder of Wood Roberts, LLC, an energy corporate finance and advisory firm.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EcologicTranspo.com

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Small Cap Voice Interviews Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) CEO William N. Plamondon, III

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Today before the opening bell, SmallCapVoice.com announced that a new audio interview with Ecologic Transportation Inc., a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries all dedicated to environmentally friendly transportation products and services, is now available for playback.

The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/4-7-11-audio-interview-with-ecologic-transportation-inc-otcbb-egct

A recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, SmallCapVoice is known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. The firm offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools include stock charts, stock alerts, and client information sheets that can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets.

Ecologic Transportation, Inc.  is primarily focused on introducing environmentally friendly vehicles to a growing demographic of car rental customers who value the cost efficiencies and environmental benefits of green-powered transportation. The company’s fleet consists of only environmentally friendly vehicles, positioning them as the only pure environmental car rental brand within the $42 billion automobile rental industry.

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The Reason Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Will Get Where It’s Going

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

The world is full of people with great business ideas. But putting together and maintaining the necessary mix to make it all work in the marketplace is a completely different story. Most new enterprises ultimately fail simply because their creators don’t know how to run and grow a business. It’s the reason that investing in new businesses is considered risky. But it’s a label that nobody can pin on Ecologic Transportation.

Ecologic Transportation, a California company offering the world’s first and only 100% eco-friendly automotive rental and support services and products, will get where it’s going because its navigators know business and their industry as well as anyone in the world.

• William Plamondon III (CEO) has served over 30 years as CEO and Chief Restructuring Office for both public and private companies, including work as CEO of Advantage Car Rental, and ANC, the parent company of Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental. He has purchased over $500 million in acquisition value businesses, and sold companies with enterprise values of over $1 billion. Over the course of his career, he has been able to secure financing in excess of $3 billion. He is considered a visionary leader, who knows the secret of matching the right experience with the right perspective. An inspiring public speaker, he’s an expert at getting the best out of people, both within the company and in the business marketplace.
• Erin Davis (VP Marketing & Communications) has over 20 years of experience, including serving as VP of Communications for ANC. Her proven ability in communication, investor relations, mergers and acquisitions, and organizational development, has resulted in increased stakeholder value for both public and private global companies. Her unique skill set includes branding and co-branding to both the marketplace and internal audiences.
• Paul Christensen (VP Car Rental Operations) offers over 30 years of experience in the successful management of both corporate franchise and independent car rental operations, including work at the COO level. He spent 13 years with Hertz Corporation, and has spearheaded numerous acquisitions of rental car businesses as part of consolidation strategies.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EcologicTranspo.com

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Turns Gas Stations Green with The Ecologic Solution

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Ecologic Systems, part of Ecologic Transportation, Inc., is now offering what is called the Ecologic Solution, a new energy operation focused on the enhancement of gas stations with eco-friendly energy options and solutions. Ecologic Systems is set to provide this turnkey solution through its partners, affiliates, and proprietary processes. The goal is to encourage the production and use of environmentally friendly vehicles by ensuring that consumers will always be able to find a place to fuel them, a continuing concern for car manufacturers as well as drivers. The company is taking the lead in developing and managing the installation of alternative fuel systems in gas stations throughout the California corridor, from Sacramento and San Francisco south to Los Angeles and San Diego, with plans to expand from there.

Ecologic will develop and manage the greening of these gas stations with new clean fuels and facilities for recharging electric cars. By retrofitting existing stations, avoiding the delays involved in producing a crop of new stations, they can speed up the completion of an eco-friendly infrastructure needed by manufacturers to justify increases in green vehicle production.

Initially supported fuels include:

• CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) – CNG is natural gas under pressure which remains clear, odorless, and non-corrosive. It’s the cleanest burning of all fossil fuels.
• Hydrogen – Hydrogen is the simplest, lightest and most plentiful element in the universe, and is used for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
• HCNG – HCNG (or H2CNG) is a mixture of compressed natural gas and 4-9 percent hydrogen by energy, and can be used for internal combustion engines just like CNG, but with lower emissions.
• Bio Diesel – Biodiesel is an alternative fuel produced from renewable resources, such as soybeans or even used restaurant grease.
• Electric Vehicles – EVs are zero-emission vehicles, with batteries typically used to store the electricity that powers the electric motor(s) in the vehicle.
• Ethanol – Ethanol is a clean-burning, high-octane motor fuel that is produced from renewable sources.
At its most basic, ethanol is grain alcohol, produced from crops such as corn.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EcologicTranspo.com

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Director Acquires Quarter Million Shares of Company

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Through a Form 4 filed with the SEC, it was announced that Director John L. Ogden more than doubled his ownership position in Ecologic Transportation from 220,834 shares to 487,500 shares. Because insiders have exclusive information and a deep understanding of the company and/or industry, investors often take special note when insiders acquire or sell shares.

John L. Ogden has accumulated three decades of experience in energy corporate finance, international negotiations, corporate and asset acquisition, business development and energy company management. Following his qualification as a barrister-at-law in England, he worked with a firm in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he provided a range of advisory services to companies and to state entities and co-authored the most authoritative reference work for petroleum operations, finance and economics in northwest Europe.

Following his tenure at Wood Mackenzie & Co., Mr. Ogden established and headed an energy team for Sheppards & Chase in London, building a successful natural resource corporate finance business. He was responsible for arranging the funding for Finance for Energy Limited, a provider of project finance to U.S. independent oil and gas companies, and later served as a managing director.

In 1985, Mr. Ogden established an independent corporate financial consulting business that specialized in domestic and international energy issues, providing acquisition and divestiture advice and execution; corporate financial consulting; corporate development and strategic advice; and contract negotiation and structuring. He also co-founded Wood Roberts, LLC, an energy corporate finance and advisory firm.

Mr. Ogden holds a law degree, LL.B. (with honors), from the University of Leeds and was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple) in England in 1979.

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Conference Call Transcript is Now Available

Friday, March 18th, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16, 2011, Ecologic held a public conference call to present details of the Company’s latest progress and share strategic initiatives to build revenue and shareholder value. During the question and answer session, William N. Plamondon, III, CEO of Ecologic Transportation, provided an in-depth overview of the company’s current initiatives as well as future growth plans.

To view an enhanced version of the transcript, visit: http://blog.qualitystocks.net/?page_id=51758

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) to Host Investor Conference Call Today

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Ecologic Transportation, Inc. announced it will be holding a public conference call today at 4:15 pm EDT (1:15 pm PDT). During the call William N. Plamondon, III, CEO of Ecologic Transportation, will present details of the company’s latest progress and share strategic initiatives to build revenue and shareholder value.

Call Length: 1 hour
Conference Date: 03/16/11
Conference Start Time: 4:15 pm EDT (1:15 pm PDT)
Moderator: Astra Thomas
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-480-629-9716

Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Ecologic Transportation, Inc. is a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries dedicated to environmentally friendly transportation products and services. The company has an unbiased approach to green cars and clean fuels by providing a business platform for all emerging environmental transportation technologies.

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc.’s (EGCT) Ecologic Shine, a Waterless, Biodegradable and EPA Approved Car Cleaning System

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Ecologic Transportation is rapidly developing an environmentally forward platform of transportation products and services via wholly owned subsidiaries like Ecologic Products, which is destined to act as a major conduit for innovative sustainable transportation technologies such as the initial product offering, a proprietary waterless and totally biodegradable car cleaning system called Ecologic Shine.

All Ecologic Shine products are EPA compliant and meet Volatile Organic Compound restriction regulations for California, meaning that the zero environmental impact of the products can be trusted by consumers. This is a powerful sales pitch for Ecologic to be able to make to the $23B car wash market.

The Ecologic Shine process produces zero contamination to the water cycle, utilizing plant derived surfactants in all products and offsetting the over 320M gallons of water used to wash cars in the US alone, while removing a major source of harmful toxins and other chemicals that would otherwise end up back in the water cycle.

The Ecologic Shine process is currently in use at some 15 Park ‘N Fly corporate locations with planned expansion to 80 affiliate locations in the US and the strategy for EGCT will be to branch out more into the car dealership and fleet segments via pilot programs like the current one with well known California-based dealership Dirito Bros and another in the UK to handle a 55k unit truck/van fleet.

Ecologic Shine is ideal for electric cars and the products are all exclusively manufactured by EGCT’s trusted partner, 35-year industry veteran KO Manufacturing, with whom the Company has worked hand-in-hand to ensure that every aspect of all products, from application to the final look and feel met the highest quality standards.

Let’s take a look at this amazingly simple yet revolutionary process that EGCT has developed:

• Waterless Prep Product applied to dirtiest areas of the exterior – a blended product containing an ecologically sustainable organic solvent, phosphate-free water conditioning agent and plant-based surfactant
• Waterless Wash Product is applied, extracting dirt molecules up and away from the material surface using natural chemical processes, preventing damages to the surface and resulting in a beautiful shine – non-toxic polymer protectant with the same plant-based surfactant and organic solvent
• Micro-fiber towel dry leaves behind a long-lasting and streak free barrier that cascades water like a duck’s back
• Tire Dressing Product is applied, penetrating into the material for a durable shine – same surfactant and polymer components as other products but with an FD&C certified dye

As a symbol of the company’s commitment to environmental philosophy and as a nod to shareholders, customers and potential shareholders alike, Ecologic Shine will contribute a portion of the proceeds from operations to support local, regional and national water conservation initiatives.

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Announces QualityStocks Coverage

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Ecologic Transportation, Inc. announced they will be featured in upcoming Daily Newsletters, Daily Blogs, and Message Boards. QualityStocks is a free service that collects data from hundreds of Small-Cap and Micro-Cap online Investment Newsletters and puts it all into one Free Daily Newsletter Report.

Ecologic is focused on introducing environmentally friendly vehicles to a growing demographic of car rental customers who value the cost efficiencies and environmental benefits of green-powered transportation. The company’s fleet consists of only environmentally friendly vehicles, positioning them as the only pure environmental car rental brand within the $42 billion automobile rental industry.

Although Ecologic’s main driver of revenues will be the car rental business, the company also provides Ecologic Shine™, a proprietary waterless car cleaning process that has no adverse environmental impact. Currently, the company operates five locations where they are saving 750,000 gallons of water a year.

Mr. William N. Plamondon, CEO of Ecologic, stated, “EGCT has a unique and solid business foundation, and appreciates the opportunity to sponsor the QualityStocks Newsletter, Videos and Blogs. QualityStocks is providing a much needed service in the micro-cap and small-cap markets.”

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT) Subsidiary Offers a New Approach to Car Consumers and Manufactures

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Ecologic Car Rentals, Inc., a subsidiary of Ecologic Transportation, Inc., is designed to promote the use of environmentally friendly transportation in a uniquely non-threatening way. Instead of depending upon consumers to go green through major purchase decisions, a leap which many consumers are reluctant to make, Ecologic Car Rentals provides a non-committal baby-step way to introduce consumers to new transportation options.

Through the renting of the latest in environmentally friendly cars, Ecologic Car Rentals introduces green transportation technologies to a growing demographic of car rental customers, people who are unattached to a brand but lean towards green alternatives, especially when considering the rising cost of fossil fuels.

In addition, the company is working with car manufacturers to help them introduce new models to consumers, based on the proven idea that people will often rent cars they are thinking about buying. Ecologic Car Rentals offers these car makers a one-of-a-kind test and marketing platform to reach the growing green marketplace. Manufacturers can introduce their cars on a trial basis, and can expect an average of 5-6 test drives per month per car in an objective rental setting. As such, it represents an easy test bed for manufacturers as well as buyers.

The company is the only fully green oriented car rental brand out there, with 100% of its fleet made up of environmentally friendly vehicles. The global auto rental market feeds a $42 billion industry, with vast opportunities for partnerships, including fleet rentals to government and business entities. The company’s structure also supports strategic acquisitions and joint ventures.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.EcologicTranspo.com

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Ecologic Transportation, Inc. (EGCT.OB) is “One to Watch”

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Ecologic Transportation, Inc. is primarily focused on introducing environmentally friendly vehicles to a growing demographic of car rental customers who value the cost efficiencies and environmental benefits of green-powered transportation. The company’s fleet consists of only environmentally friendly vehicles, positioning them as the only pure environmental car rental brand within the $42 billion automobile rental industry.

Although Ecologic’s main driver of revenues will be the car rental business, the company also provides Ecologic Shine(TM), a proprietary waterless car cleaning process that has no adverse environmental impact. Currently, the company operates five locations where they are saving 750,000 gallons of water a year.

Ecologic Systems, the company’s alternative energy subsidiary, intends to develop and manage alternative fuel offerings, such as clean diesel, LNG, CNG, and electricity charging, at gas stations in Ecologic Transportation’s car rental markets. Ecologic Systems will offer this turnkey solution through its partners, affiliates and proprietary processes.

Ecologic Transportation is led by a highly-skilled management team that collectively has more than 75 years of experience in car rental operations. The team’s expertise and experience in logistics, fleet management, and commercialization will enable the company to strategically introduce new automotive products and solutions to consumers, governments, and companies looking to improve their environmental efforts.

CEO William Plamondon has served over 30 years in a variety of industries as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Restructuring Officer for both public and private companies. For more than 19 of those years, he was with Budget Rent a Car where he managed $350 million in assets. Over the course of his career, he has purchased over $500 million in acquisition value businesses and sold companies with enterprise values of over $1 billion.

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