Electric car manufacturer changes name

A Grand Junction-based manufacturer of electric vehicles has changed its name to better reflect a growing product line offered under different brands.

Fairplay Electric Cars has changed its corporate name to Evergreen Electric Vehicles.

Keith Andrews, president of the company, said the name change also reflects operational changes.

“When our company began seven years ago, we imported electric golf cars under the Fairplay brand,” Andrews said. “Since then, we have moved our assembly to the United States. In 2009, we introduced our Eve LSV street legal electric vehicles. We have expanded our Hoss extra-duty utility vehicles for commercial and industrial use in the spring of 2011 and are in the final development stages of our new Goat HV lineup of off-road vehicles.”

Andrews said the move to assemble vehicles in the United States reflected a commitment to quality products and more timely delivery.

Since the Fairplay brand was connected with an imported product, Andrews said the company changed not only its corporate name, but also the brand of its golf and recreational vehicle product line to Legacy. “The Legacy name will better define our golf products that are made right here in America,” he said.

Evergreen Electric Vehicles operates its headquarters at

743 Horizon Court, Suite 333, and operates assembly facilities in Long Beach, Calif. The company sells its vehicles through a network of authorized dealers throughout North America and the rest of the world.

For more information about Evergreen Electric Vehicles or its various brands of vehicles, call 257-0346 or log on to the Internet Web site located at www.evergreenev.com.