Green Mountain Energy Company and smart center Houston Dealerships Partner to Give Away smart car

2010 Get Smart, Go Green! Sweepstakes begins for Texas residents


Houston – Green Mountain Energy Company, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy, and smart center Sugar Land and smart center Houston North, are teaming up to “get smart” and “go green.” The companies are sponsoring a Sweepstakes to give away a 2010 smart fortwo Passion Coupe (equipped with the manufacturer’s standard base model package and limited warranty) that has an approximate retail value of $14,690.00 before taxes, title and license, to a qualifying Texas resident.


“We are thrilled to partner with a company that offers one of the most fuel efficient cars on the U.S. roads today,” said Paul Markovich, president, Residential Services, Green Mountain Energy Company. “Through this promotion, we hope to educate Houston residents that they can make smart choices both inside and outside the home to help make a difference for the environment.”


“Green Mountain Energy Company is a perfect fit with smart – as both our customers are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact,” said James Sparks, brand manager of smart center Sugar Land. “smart buyers purchase the car to make a statement, and we are pleased to provide a great opportunity for someone to win this fun, stylish and environmentally-friendly car.”


The smart fortwo, engineered by Mercedes-Benz, is a preferred vehicle solution for American consumers in this cost-conscious, environmentally responsible society. It is the most fuel efficient, non-hybrid vehicle in the U.S., according to the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy Guide, achieving an average of 41 miles per gallon on the highway.  The smart fortwo also is certified by the EPA as a “Smartway” vehicle, which indicates good environmental performance, placing it among the “greenest” vehicles on the market.  While the smart fortwo has a small exterior footprint—just 8.8 feet long— it has a large amount of head and legroom, more than many small sedans. It has exceptional safety ratings, and a full 95 percent of the smart car’s parts are recyclable.


Visit to view the 2010 Get Smart, Go Green! Sweepstakes Official Rules:

  • No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  • One entry per household permitted from all methods of entry combined.
  • All entrants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and residents of the state of Texas.
  • The prize winner will be notified by Green Mountain on or before December 1, 2010.


There are two available methods for qualifying entrants to register for the 2010 Get Smart, Go Green! Sweepstakes:

  1. In-person at the Green Mountain booth at certain local events and retail outlets in the Houston metropolitan area (list is below).
  2. Online at


The prize winner will be selected by a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.  The random drawing will be conducted on or before December 1, 2010.  This is the second Get Smart, Go Green! Sweepstakes sponsored by Green Mountain. The company sponsored a similar promotion with smart center Dallas and smart center Fort Worth in 2009.


smart fortwo’s attributes:

  • One of the most economical cars on the road today
  • Fuel efficient with 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg  on the highway
  • Meets or exceeds all federal government crash test standards
  • Extremely safe with Advanced crash avoidance and crash protection systems



smart fortwo passion coupe standard base model package includes:

  • Panorama roof, alloy wheels
  • Air conditioning with climate control
  • 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles
  • Power windows, AM/FM radio with a single CD player



Green Mountain Events in Houston:

Following are some of the events in the Houston metropolitan area that Green Mountain plans to attend and have entry forms.


Event Location Date
Red, Hot and Blue Festival The Woodlands July 4
Bridal Extravaganza Houston July 10-11
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival Clute July 29
Houston International Jazz Festival Houston August 7-8
Houston Wedding Showcase Houston August 28
Fall Home and Garden Show The Woodlands August 28-29
Houston Hot Sauce Festival Houston September 18-19
Home and Garden Market Houston September 18-19
Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair  Fredericksburg September 24-26
Fort Bend County Fair Rosenberg September 24-26
Houston Wine Fest Houston September 25-26
Pasadena Rodeo Pasadena October 1-3, 4-9
Katy Rice Harvest Festival Katy October 9-10
Festa Italian Houston October 15-17
Brazoria County Fair Angleton October 15-17, 18-23
Kid’s Fish Fest Pearland November 13
Houston Earth Expo Houston November 20-21





ABOUT the smart fortwo

The smart fortwo is a brand of and is manufactured by Daimler AG.  This technologically advanced vehicle achieves an estimated 41 mpg on the highway* and is an ultra-low emissions vehicle, as certified by the State of California Air Resources Board.  The vehicle is 8.8 feet long, 5.1 feet tall and 5.1 feet wide and comes equipped with many functional and safety features found in most luxury models. Smart fortwos are currently sold in 40 other countries, and more than one million smart fortwos have been sold since 1998.  The smart fortwo is available in five trim levels ranging in price from $11,990** to $20,990**.


*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;

**Excludes tax, title, license, registration fees, destination charges, options and other dealer fees.


About Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain, the nation’s leading competitive retail provider of cleaner energy and carbon offset solutions, was founded in 1997 “to change the way power is made.” The company is the longest serving green power marketer in the U.S. and in 2009 was ranked the “Highest in Business Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service” by J.D. Power and Associates1. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of clean electricity products from renewable sources, such as wind, as well as a variety of carbon offset products. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid over 11.3 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. For more information, visit

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1Green Mountain Energy Company received the highest numerical score among business electric service retailers in Texas in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Texas Business Retail Electric Provider Satisfaction StudySM.  Study based on responses from 2,231 businesses measuring 7 retailers and measures opinions of businesses with their electric service provider.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May-June and September-October 2009.  Your experiences may vary. Visit