Hamp’s Perspective…

My name is William Hampton Stewart from Poplarville, MS and I never dreamed that I would be working for an Aerospace company as a mechanic and later as a Lead Engineer on NASA’s Space Shuttle Main Engine program from which I recently retired after 25 years. I have always been and outdoor sportsman, who loves, respects and admires nature and our environment. I truly feel that alternative fueled power and electric powered vehicles is the best hope for our future and the preservation of our environment and world economy by reducing our dependency on oil.

When Carl Guichard shared his vision with me years ago I was optimistic and hopeful that it could be accomplished and after years of being involved with Global-E, I truly believe we can change the industry and ultimately the world in the types of vehicles we drive everyday to work and for other transportation needs as well.

I attended the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in November 09, as a representative of Global-E for the X-Prize Competition with our two prototype vehicles. I surveyed several attendees about their concerns and needs when it comes to buying vehicles. Ninety-Eight percent of them liked our car the best because they thought it looked more like a real car and the safest for putting their family and children in, in case of an accident. This was very reassuring. When they heard the estimated price MSRP they liked it even more compared to the others that were on display.

Global-E will be manufacturing Electric and Electric-hybrid vehicles very soon and we all are very passionate and sincere about wanting to make a positive difference for our environment, world transportation, alternative powered vehicle choices, and maybe in a small way help wean our nation and the world from being held captive by big oil companies which will be a win win situation for everyone. For me this is not just about having a dream and seeing it come true but actually being a part of making history and changing the world! This culture change is possible, we can change and we all must be responsible and wise in how we protect our environment. This is where it starts.

Hamp Stewart

Production Manager



One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jerry on March 23, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Hey, I too have worked in the past for the aerospace industry and I would have to say that type of background will surely be what is needed to make the industry changes you are talking about. The shift in attitude needs to start with those who do the design and those who lead them. The old analogy of “if you keep doing what you are doing, you will keep getting what you are getting” comes to mind. To make the change you have to radically put new talent into the game. The players on the current industry team are just too use to doing the old way. So, let the aerospace field make the changes. Who else is better equipped with far more stringent requirements and design methods.

    Keep up the good work. I will be watching.


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